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.
NEWARK – The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, within the State Division of Consumer Affairs, today temporarily suspended the license of a Ridgewood physician who was arrested in November and remains incarcerated at the Bergen County Jail, charged with the possession of large quantities of bomb-making materials, including detonators.
TRENTON — An Essex County Democrat has introduced a bill to require public elementary and secondary schools in New Jersey to install a panic alarm and red emergency light for use in a school security emergencies.
STATE — Last year’s Supreme Court ruling on the legality of President Barack Obama’s health care reform law left the decision on whether to expand Medicaid coverage up to individual states. New Jersey Policy Perspective released a report today that shows up to 176,970 of the nearly 700,000 working adults in the state without health insurance could gain coverage under the proposed Medicaid expansion.
NEWARK – Infinity Healthcare LLC, a Somers Point-based home health agency, has ceased operating and its owner is permanently enjoined from operating any similar business, following a New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs investigation into its placement of health aides for in-home patient care, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today .
FAIR LAWN – Through a matching corporate and employee donation effort, Columbia Bank has raised nearly $22,000 for the American Red Cross, the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund in support of their local hurricane recovery programs.
NEWARK – A Newark man with prior felony convictions was sentenced today to 66 months in prison for unlawfully possessing a semiautomatic pistol, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
CAMDEN – A former Pennsville police officer today admitted obstructing the FBI’s investigation of his alleged possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie focused on efforts to recover from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy in his annual State of the State speech this year, calling on Congress to approve $51 billion in federal aid that has been held up by House Republicans and praising individuals who made extraordinary efforts to help the storm’s victims.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie delivered his annual state of the state speech in Trenton this afternoon. Here is the speech as prepared for delivery: