STATE – A New Jersey appeals court heard oral arguments today in a case filed by two animal protection groups to stop the state’s next black bear hunt, which is scheduled to begin Monday. A ruling is expected before the hunt begins.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s Department of Health and Senior Services today announced the appointment of John H. O’Brien Jr., a 26-year veteran and retired lieutenant of the New Jersey State Police, as director of New Jersey’s Compassionate Use Medicinal Marijuana program.
TRENTON – Senator Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) today announced he has introduced legislation to modernize the state’s marriage license requirements, which he says would give New Jersey’s tourism and hospitality industry a competitive advantage over states across the region and the country.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, Nov. 30, will be the final day for families, individuals, and businesses in New Jersey that suffered damages from Hurricane Irene from Aug. 27 through Sept. 5 to apply for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA).
CLARK — Clark Recreation hosted the Annual Tree & Menorah Lighting Winter Festival on Sunday, Nov. 27.
UTICA, N.Y.–An early binge of holiday gift shopping may not continue, as 35 percent of U.S. adults expect to spend less this year than in other years according to IBOPE Zogby interactive poll. Meanwhile one-half say their spending will be about the same as other years and just 7 percent expect to spend more.
ELIZABETH – The holidays are a busy time of year for everyone. The Postal Service expects to deliver 16.5 billion cards, letters, and packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Postmaster Dennis Allocco has a tip for relieving some of the hustle, bustle, and costs of the busy holiday season.
TRENTON – Assembly panel approved two bills Monday that would help towns provide long-term solutions to ward off future flooding problems.
CAMDEN – Building on New Jersey’s existing prisoner re-entry, rehabilitation and prevention programs, Gov. Chris Christie today outlined an initiative to help more offenders get the support they need to successfully re-enter society, break the cycle of criminality and lead productive lives.
UNION COUNTY — Help check out hunger this holiday season with donations to a Food Drive being sponsored by the Union County Public Libraries. From now until Dec.16, local public libraries will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items to benefit the New Jersey Community Food Bank and other local food pantries.