STATE – Environmentalists and a state politician have criticized President Barack Obama’s plan to open parts of the Atlantic Ocean to oil exploration. Though the area is not directly off the New Jersey coast, it could include points on the Virginia coast and near Cape May in the Delaware Bay.
STATE — Census Bureau Director Robert Groves noted today that some parts of New Jersey are lagging behind the rest of the country in mailing back their 2010 Census forms.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Twenty-one adults and a 15-year-old male have been arrested following a six-month investigation of heroin trafficking in Middlesex and Somerset counties, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Somerset County Prosecutor Wayne J. Forrest announced today.
TRENTON—Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Division of Highway Traffic Safety Director Pam Fischer today reminded motorists that effective April 1, they must now stop – and remain stopped—for pedestrians in the crosswalk. Prior to this legislative change, motorists were required to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk.
STATE – Three in five New Jersey voters oppose a plan to provide $350 million in tax rebates to Wall Street firm Morgan Stanley to get a stalled Atlantic City casino project moving again, according to a new Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™ poll.
ELIZABETH — Five City Council members who voted to give themselves pay hikes after the 2008 election, following a six month local job loss of 1,500 and the onset of the global financial crisis, are angry that a group of Democrats is informing voters about their actions.
STATE—Gov. Chris Christie’s voter approval slipped noticeably from earlier in the month, but he remains ahead, 43% approving to 32% disapproving of the job he’s doing, according to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.
RAHWAY – The city will have a new mayor next year; James Kennedy has decided not to seek re-election. Kennedy will have served 20 years in office when his term ends.
UNION COUNTY — Authorities have charged a Plainfield woman with the stabbing death of a 36-year-old man, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
STATE – Before Gov. Chris Christie delivered his budget message on March 16, most school districts were preparing for a worst-case scenario involving a 15 percent cut in state funding. For most school administrators, that would represent a very welcome scenario indeed.