ELIZABETH — An Elizabeth police officer, who is currently suspended without pay, was indicted Friday on 58 counts stemming from an investigation that revealed he was allegedly shaking down undocumented immigrants for money, saying he would not turn them into authorities in exchange for payment, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced Monday.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Wisniewski, Jerry Green and Mila Jasey to require the installation of a fire suppression system in new single and two-family homes was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
TRENTON – The Assembly Higher Education Committee today released that would make changes to the NJ STARS and NJ STARS II scholarship programs aimed at securing their sustainability.
TRENTON – The Senate Transportation Committee approved legislation sponsored by state Senators Raymond J. Lesniak (D-Union) and Jeff Van Drew (Cape May/Cumberland/Atlantic) aimed at reducing wait times at Motor Vehicle Commission sites.
From The Center for Public Integrity: Nearly 50 countries that trade in high-priced Eastern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna agreed Saturday to transform an archaic paper-based method for tracking fish into a digitalized system that officials say will make it harder for fleets to smuggle plundered bluefin into market.
From The Center for Public Integrity: For the last three presidential elections, mega bundler Rudy Boschwitz has helped raise millions of dollars for Republicans running for the White House.
From The Center for Public Integrity: One of the reasons why Congress has been largely unable to make the American health care system more efficient and equitable is because of the stranglehold lobbyists for special interests have on the institution.
From The Center for Public Integrity: On her website, Rep. Diane Black asks constituents to join advisory panels in her Tennessee district. “I believe the best ideas to solve our nation’s problems will come from people like you,” Black writes, “not Washington bureaucrats and special interest groups.”
CLARK — Valley Road School kindergarten students from Mrs. Sakowski’s class are using iPads in a new way to learn basic skills. Mrs. Wilkinson was working with these students on matching items with the same beginning sound.
TRENTON – Today, Assembly committees will consider legislation intended to help create jobs and economic development, help families pay for college, improve coastal evacuations, help residents combat mold that can occur after flooding, improve fire safety in new homes and protect against abuse of common cold and cough medicines.