We’re having a heat wave. A political heat wave. It is so hot, it makes the outside temperature seem like fall is in the air. I dare you to watch the news these days and not be sucked into the black hole of national politics.
SOUTH AMBOY — Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian, who apparently was struck and killed while walking along the shoulder of Route 35 north in South Amboy, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and South Amboy Police Chief Darren LaVigne announced today.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie was taken to a Somerset County hospital this morning after he complained of trouble breathing. The governor had planned to conduct a bill-signing ceremony in Hillsborough that had to be cancelled.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced they have cosponsored a bill to provide back pay and put hundreds of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) workers who have been furloughed in New Jersey back to work.
ISELIN – Police arrested the suspect in a Newark murder in Iselin Tuesday night, Essex County authorities announced yesterday.
Dear EarthTalk: Why can’t plastics of all types, instead of being initially sorted, simply be melted together to be separated later? — L. Schand, via e-mail
NEWARK – New Jersey’s Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor today charged eleven individuals, including three chiropractors, with various offenses for their alleged roles in two separate schemes which used “runners” to recruit patients to the chiropractors’ practices, Attorney General Paula Dow announced.
TRENTON – Two out of three clients who go to New Jersey’s Legal Services agency for help are turned away because of inadequate funding from the state, according to testimony today by agency President and General Counsel Melville Miller Jr.
TRENTON — The Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) recovered for taxpayers more than $116 million in improperly paid Medicaid funds during the past fiscal year, State Comptroller Matthew Boxer announced today.
TRENTON – Tonight’s Powerball drawing could be worth up to $111 million, according to lottery officials.