TRENTON – The Assembly approved a bill by a 52-22-2 vote on Thursday that would increase the amount of compensation awarded to those who were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned and provide for additional services for such persons, giving it final legislative approval.
TRENTON – The General Assembly on Thursday approved a bipartisan measure to crack down on the dangerous use of cell phones while driving.
TRENTON – The Assembly passed a bill that would allow early voting in New Jersey in primary and general elections, giving it final legislative approval, with a 46-31 vote on Thursday.
TRENTON – The General Assembly on Thursday unanimously granted final legislative approval to bipartisan legislation to crack down on human trafficking. The measure now heads to the Governor’s desk.
TRENTON – A state correction officer from Burlington County was arrested today on charges that he identified himself as a police officer in order to coerce prostitutes into having sex with him free of charge, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Lung Association honored U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) today with its national Lung Health Champion Award for his unwavering leadership and commitment to the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air. The award was presented before a joint session of the American Lung Association’s Board of Directors and Nationwide Assembly in Washington.
TRENTON – New Jersey renters who had losses during Hurricane Sandy may be eligible to receive federal disaster assistance to replace damaged contents.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Division of Elections is urging candidates seeking their party’s nomination for Governor, State Senate and General Assembly to schedule an appointment to submit their nominating petition.
FREEHOLD– NJDOT maintenance crews today demonstrated the workings of a pothole-filling machine to help kick off their annual push to fill the spring crop of potholes and keep New Jersey highway safe and smooth.
FREEHOLD — A state Appellate Court panel has affirmed the competency and conviction of an Ocean Township man who claimed he was Jesus Christ and on a mission from God when he murdered and dismembered his 88-year-old grandmother and 31-year-old former girlfriend on June 8, 2004, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.