NEW BRUNSWICK – Almost two-thirds of New Jersey’s registered voters think controlling gun ownership is more important than protecting gun owner rights, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released today.
TRENTON – The Superintendent of Public Works for North Bergen Township pleaded guilty today to routinely using municipal employees for household chores and personal projects at his home while they were on the clock being paid by the municipality, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
TRENTON – Trenton Mayor Tony F. Mack, the mayor’s brother, Ralphiel Mack, and his close associate, Joseph A. “JoJo” Giorgianni, were arrested by federal agents this morning and charged by criminal complaint in connection with an alleged scheme to extort payments of more than $100,000 from others who were purportedly developing a public parking garage.
UNION – State Senator Raymond J. Lesniak and Assembly members Joe Cryan and Annette Quijano today blasted the Christie Administration over a six-month backlog within the Division of Unemployment Insurance for out-of-work New Jerseyans appealing the denial of unemployment benefits.
STATE – Officials are stepping up efforts to battle the spread of West Nile Virus as the illness claimed the life of an elderly Burlington County man this week, New Jersey’s first WNV death of 2012. There have been 14 other confirmed cases of WNV in New Jersey residents.