NEWARK – A South Carolina man was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Tuesday for his role in transporting 22 firearms into New Jersey that were stolen from gun shops in Tennessee and North Carolina, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON – The state Senate approved a bill on Monday sponsored by Senator Raymond J. Lesniak that would prohibit the use of “gestation crates” for pigs.
STATE – Prince Harry toured the Jersey Shore in Sea Girt, Mantoloking, and Seaside Heights today with Gov. Chris Christie.
TRENTON — The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Department of Treasury and Mercer County today unveiled the Petty’s Run interpretive archaeological site located between the State House and the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton.
STATE — Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Raymond Lesniak to help parents limit their children’s exposure to violence in the media was approved Monday by the Senate as part of a comprehensive Democratic gun safety plan. The proposal would require the Department of Education to develop an informative pamphlet for schools to distribute to the parents of all their students.
STATE – The state Senate on Monday approved ten bills that are part of a comprehensive package on gun safety, including measures that will help keep weapons out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill, crack down on gun trafficking, improve reporting and tracing of illegal firearms by law enforcement and find ways to reduce violence and improve school safety, among other actions.
TRENTON — In the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, volunteer groups from around the nation came to New Jersey to help. Six months later, the response phase of the disaster is over, but volunteers remain an important part of the recovery effort. And they are here for the long term.
CLEFTON- Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey (BGCNJ) has named Susan F. Hall to serve as the youth organization’s CEO, effective May 6, 2013. She will succeed Connie Ludwin, who has announced her retirement after 25 years with the organization.
TRENTON – The State Police sergeant who led an unauthorized escort of a high-speed sports car caravan to Atlantic City in 2012 was sentenced to probation today as a result of his guilty plea to a charge of tampering with records, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have expanded New Jersey’s early voting procedures today, earning the ire of one of the legislation’s sponsors.