State News

Two New Brunswick Programs For Domestic Violence Victims Receive Federal Funding

U.S. Sens. Frank Lautenberg (left) and Robert Menendez (right)

WASHINGTON, D.C.—New Jersey lawmakers announced that three organizations that serve victims of domestic violence, including two based in New Brunswick, would share $1.1 million in federal funding.

NJ Expands “Project Medicine Drop” Program To Help Residents Safely Dispose Of Unwanted Drugs

New Project Medicine Drop locations (click to open a larger version)

PARAMUS – New Jersey’s “Project Medicine Drop” project has added 20 new locations, giving it 27 in all with at least one in every county, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced today.

NJ Law Enforcement Partners Focus On Danger Of Lasers Temporarily Blinding Pilots

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WEST TRENTON– Pilots, law enforcement and prosecutors converged on the Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC) on Wednesday to talk about the dangers of laser strikes to the cockpits of aircraft.

NJ Doctor Pleads Guilty In Cash-For-Patients Scheme

United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and Post Office in Newark (Photo credit: Jim Henderson)

NEWARK– Dinesh Patel, a New Jersey doctor practicing in Newark, pleaded guilty today to participating in a cash-for-patients scheme with a diagnostic facility in Orange and agreed to pay back thousands of dollars in bribe money he received in the past two years, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Senators Announce Funding For Temporary Veterans Housing Program

U.S. Sens. Frank Lautenberg (left) and Robert Menendez (right)

NEWARK – New Jersey’s U.S. senators today announced that the federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has awarded Volunteers of America of Delaware Valley $1.2 million to provide temporary housing — a daily average of 25 beds — for homeless veterans.

NJ’s August Revenue Collections Fall Short Of Projections


TRENTON – While the state treasurer trumpeted August revenue figures that were higher than those realized in 2011, they still weren’t good enough to meet budget projections. Two months into fiscal year 2013, New Jersey’s revenues are 4.9 percent under budget leaving the state nearly $100 million short according to figures releases yesterday.

Poll Suggests Menendez’s Commanding Lead Hides Some Discontent

U.S. Sen. Robert Menenedez

STATE — Nationwide, there are an unusually high number of competitive races for the Senate this year, but the New Jersey race between incumbent Democrat Robert Menendez and his Republican opponent, state Sen. Joe Kyrillos, is not among them.

Senate Environment Panel To Discuss Package Of Bills Promoting Alternative Fuel Cars

state Sen. Bob Smith

TRENTON – The Senate Environment and Energy Committee will host a hearing on a package of more than 20 bills promoting the use of electric, hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles on Thursday, Sept. 20.