TRENTON – New Jersey state senators voted to approve a bill to criminalize the manufacture, sale and possession of synthetic marijuana on Thursday.
TRENTON – Legislation to require parents to notify a school if a child will be absent, and in turn require schools to notify parents if a student fails to attend, was approved 39-0 Thursday by the Senate, giving it final legislative approval.
TRENTON — The full Senate today advanced bipartisan legislation protect the privacy of job seekers by preventing employers from seeking passwords to access their Facebook or other social media accounts.
PRINCETON — The American Red Cross North Jersey Region is monitoring Hurricane Sandy as it heads north along Florida’s coastline and is working closely with government and other New Jersey partners on response plans should the storm have an impact on the state. While it is still too early to predict the precise track Sandy will take, forecasters say the storm may pose a threat to New Jersey early next week.
TRENTON – Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski announced subpoenas were delivered Thursday to four top Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officials who failed to adequately respond to Assembly inquiries about the agency toll increases, Gov. Christie’s decision to cancel a Hudson River commuter rail tunnel project and potential patronage hiring from the governor’s office.
TRENTON –– The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control today announced a dozen charges against a “go-go bar,” Johnny A’s Players Club in South Hackensack, for a host of lewd acts and other administrative violations alleged to have been occurred in front of ABC detectives during an investigation of the establishment earlier this year.
STATE — About three dozen New Jerseyans are posted online among a trove of previously secret Boy Scout files naming roughly 1,500 scoutmasters and volunteers who have been accused of child molestation.
TRENTON – Advocates for Children of New Jersey today released a special juvenile justice Kids Count report entitled, “Measuring Change in New Jersey’s Treatment of Young Offenders.”
NJ.com reports that the Mount Holly Gardens Citizens in Action has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their case that claims municipal redevelopment activity has resulted in discrimination in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act.
New Jersey voters will have a rare opportunity on Nov. 6 to decide whether the state will make a serious investment in our future economic competitiveness by funding cutting-edge buildings and technology at the state’s colleges and universities. The Building Our Future Bond will be public question No. 1 on the ballot.