State News

Morristown Morris Street Redevelopment Moving Along

After a relatively long hiatus, it appears that the Morris Street Redevelopment Plan is on the road towards adoption. As recently reported in the Morristown Patch, the Council introduced an Ordinance to adopt the plan at its October 11, 2012 meeting, and it should be on the Morristown Redevelopment Agency Agenda for November 11, 2012.

AMMA Trainer Sentenced For Submitting Forged Medical Forms

Philip Dunlap

TRENTON – A man who trains fighters for Amateur Mixed Martial Arts contests in New Jersey was sentenced today for submitting false documents, including medical forms, to the State Athletic Control Board so that his athletes could fight without undergoing mandatory physical examinations and medical tests, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.

NJ Senate Approves Foreclosure Bills

State Sen. Ray Lesniak

TRENTON – The full state Senate approved a pair of bills sponsored by Senator Raymond J. Lesniak yesterday which are aimed at addressing New Jersey’s foreclosure crisis by transforming abandoned, foreclosed properties into livable homes and by requiring the state to expand participation in the HomeKeeper mortgage assistance program.

New Jersey African American Leaders Endorse Menendez

East Orange Mayor Robert Bowers makes Sen. Menendez an honorary East Orange resident with a lapel pin. (Photo courtesy of Menedez for Senate)

NEWARK – Calling him “a tireless and effective fighter for the African American community and the entire population of the Garden State,” more than two dozen prominent African American religious, community and government leaders today announced their enthusiastic endorsement of Sen. Bob Menendez for re-election.