WASHINGTON, D.C.—On the first day for bills to be introduced in the 113th Congress, U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg today introduced his bill to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds. The proposal—which Lautenberg first introduced in January 2011—is a major component of the gun safety plan President Barack Obama announced last week.
TRENTON – State officials are reminding New Jerseyans who were left unemployed due to Hurricane Sandy that they have until Feb. 4 to file an application for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).
STATE — Unity Bank recently donated $5,200 to support the American Red Cross of New Jersey Superstorm Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, the result of an employee fundraising drive that was matched by the bank.
WEST TRENTON — Nearly 70 soldiers with the 117th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, were welcomed home by family, friends and New Jersey National Guard leadership from a nearly yearlong deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom at the Armory at West Trenton on Sunday, Jan. 20.
TRENTON – Highway signs will soon give you an idea how long it might take to reach your destination. New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson today announced a new initiative to provide motorists with information about how long it may take them to reach destinations along the highway on which they are traveling.
TRENTON – A Trenton man pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and a gun charge in connection with shootings that occurred in 2005 when violence erupted between members of his faction of the Bloods street gang and rival gangs, including rival Bloods sets and the Crips, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
TRENTON – The Assembly Transportation Committee on Thursday approved legislation that would provide an opportunity for sponsorship of certain public rest stops along state highways and alleviate the burden on taxpayers for the maintenance of these rest areas.
BRIDGEWATER – More than ten weeks following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy the Somerset County Park Commission Rangers and the Volunteer Park Patrol have completed the cleanup of nearly 20 miles of trails in the Sourland Mountain Preserve and Washington Valley Park.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senators Raymond J. Lesniak and Shirley K. Turner which would declare violence as a “public health crisis,” would empanel a commission to look at ways to mitigate violence, and would recommend the federal adoption of stricter gun control standards is scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee on Jan. 28.
TRENTON – A 53-year-old Metuchen man was one of four suspects indicted today on first-degree conspiracy, narcotics and money laundering charges in connection with an alleged drug trafficking network in Bergen County.