TRENTON – Following the State Comptroller’s release of a scathing audit of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority yesterday, Turnpike Authority Chairman James Simpson and Executive Director Ronnie Hakim outlined a series of reform measures the agency is implementing to combat abuse and improve efficiency in accordance with best public agency practices.
ELIZABETH — A Summit man arrested in January and charged with attempting to lure a Berkeley Heights girl, pleaded guilty on Monday, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
TRENTON – It may seem early to think about snowstorms, but highway safety and law enforcement officials are reminding New Jersey motorists that a new law goes into effect today requiring that all ice and snow be removed from a vehicle before traveling on New Jersey’s roadways. Failure to do so can result in a citation and fine.
STATE — New Jersey drivers favor some additional requirements for new drivers. According to a study by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, co-sponsored by the state’s Division of Highway Traffic Safety, five of six Garden State drivers (83%) support requiring teenagers to log 50 practice hours with an experienced driver before getting a license.
TRENTON – Monday, Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) introduced legislation to require cell phone companies to disable a cell phone’s global positioning system (GPS) function at the customer’s request – a concern highlighted by a recent Wall Street Journal article reporting on instances of misusing cell phone tracking technology.
STATE — New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh visited a pediatric flu clinic this week to highlight the importance of getting a flu shot and practicing good hygiene habits to reduce the spread of flu, colds and respiratory illnesses.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seventeen senators – including Majority Leader Harry Reid — today asked Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell to support $250 in emergency relief to more than 50 million seniors and disabled Americans facing a second straight year with no increase in Social Security benefits.
STATE — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority squandered tens of millions of dollars on unnecessary perks, unjustified employee bonuses, inappropriate sick leave payouts and a poorly managed health benefits plan, according to an audit released today by the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC).
SOUTH AMBOY — The company that operates the largest privately-owned
commuter ferry service in the U.S., New York Waterway, is expected to begin construction of a new ferry terminal in the city, according to Council President Fred Henry.