TRENTON — Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today that more than 1,700 guns were turned in by Essex County residents during a state-sponsored gun buyback event held at a total of six churches in five Essex municipalities this past Friday and Saturday.
Federal agents in four states arrested 18 people — including four men from the Iselin section of Woodbridge — for allegedly creating thousands of phony identities to steal at least $200 million in one of the largest credit card fraud schemes…
NEW BRUNSWICK – More than three-quarters of regular Jersey shore visitors plan to go “down the shore” this summer as usual, despite the havoc wreaked by Superstorm Sandy, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Most – 64 percent – say they will spend about as much time as in summers past, while 13 percent say they will make longer stays. Just under two-thirds of the 20 percent who will make shorter visits say Sandy is the reason they will cut back.
STATE – Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have risen 4.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.58 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,525 gas outlets in New Jersey. This compares with the national average that has increased 11.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.68 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
STATE — The results of a new poll asking New Jersey residents to identify their favorite president may come as a surprise.
TRENTON — Just two weeks remain for Hurricane Sandy survivors in New Jersey to register for potential recovery assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline is Friday, March 1 at 10 p.m. local time by phone and at midnight for those who register online.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie today gave formal notice to federal officials that New Jersey is opting to put in place a federally administered exchange to comply with the mandates of the Affordable Care Act.
TRENTON – The Assembly passed Democrat-sponsored legislation to reject Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed school funding changes by a 47-30 vote on Thursday. The measure now goes to the state Senate for more consideration.
STATE — On Sunday, Feb. 17, hundreds of people from New Jersey will be headed to Washington D.C. for what is being billed as the biggest climate rally in history. Concern citizens from around the state will travel to the nation’s capital to urge the President and Congress to take action on climate change.
PATERSON — After 28 years of standing up for New Jersey families through a strong record of legislative accomplishment, progressive leadership, and dedicated public service in the United States Senate, Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) today officially announced that he will not seek a sixth term.