STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.31 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,525 gas outlets in New Jersey. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.26 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
STATE — Three-quarters of registered voters in the Garden State favor greater restrictions on guns and ammunition, according to the most recent statewide poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind.
TRENTON — A Republican state senator who has been a consistent opponent of New Jersey’s red light camera pilot program is proposing new legislation that would redirect the proceeds from traffic tickets issued as a result of the cameras to the state’s Highway Safety Fund.
TRENTON – A former investigator with the New Jersey Division of Taxation pleaded guilty today to using his access to taxpayer accounts in state computers to steal a total of $6,630, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
NEWARK – The state has reached a settlement with Kmart in which the retail giant will pay $302,500, donate $25,000 worth of infant formula to charity, pay for continued unannounced state inspections, and implement meaningful remedial measures to inspect its merchandise, after 19 Kmart stores in New Jersey were found to have sold or offered for sale expired infant formula and non-prescription medications, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced today.
NEWARK — Mayor Cory Booker, as a college newspaper columnist, wrote an article in which he admitted to feeling disgust and hostility toward homosexuals.
NEWARK – A $1 billion project to rehabilitate the 80-year-old Pulaski Skyway will mean big headaches for commuters starting in 2014. The 3.5 mile elevated highway carries 67,000 motor vehicles per day between Newark and Jersey City and serves as an express link for cars and buses to and from the Holland Tunnel, but construction will require the northbound lanes to be shut down for two years.
NEWARK – The State Board of Medical Examiners has suspended a Bergen County podiatrist following his October arrest for alleged criminal sexual contact with a patient.
STATE — New Jersey’s U.S. Senate election is more than a year away, but Newark Mayor Cory Booker has the early advantage in a potential Democratic Party primary matchup with Sen. Frank Lautenberg, according to a new poll from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind.
TRENTON – In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. tragedy and other recent mass shootings, a Union County Democrat has introduced legislation intended to ensure the mental stability of anyone authorized to purchase a firearm in New Jersey.