TOTOWA — On Tuesday evening, state trooper Erik Tapia pulled his troop car up to his personal vehicle in the parking lot of the Totowa Barracks to prepare for a night on patrol, but he didn’t have to wait for his first official act of the evening. The strong odor of marijuana reached him from several cars away in the same parking lot.
The candidate who finished second in balloting for the 2009 Democratic nomination for governor has won an important grassroots endorsement in Union County’s hottest contest, where Laurinda Dias, Lydia Huertas and Marissa Torres are challenging Senator Raymond Lesniak, Assemblyman Joseph Cryan and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano for the nomination under the slogan Democrats for Change.
TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) customers are reminded that all MVC facilities, including agencies, driver testing sites and inspection stations, will be closed in recognition of Good Friday on March 29. All MVC facilities will be open for regular operating hours on Saturday, March 30.
TRENTON – The full Assembly has unanimously approved legislation that would allow passengers to board public transportation with their pets during a state of emergency or evacuation.
LAWRENCEVILLE — A few weeks ago, 25 volunteers from Dress for Success Mercer County loaded their cars with business clothing, shoes and laptop computers and headed to Christ Episcopal Church in Toms River.
ATLANTIC CITY — Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today that more than 2,000 guns were turned in by Atlantic County residents during a state-sponsored gun buyback event held at churches in Pleasantville and Atlantic City this past weekend.
Owners of property along the Jersey shore continue to be battered, this time by their own elected officials. The New Jersey Senate recently introduced S-2618, which provides:
NEWARK — NJ Transit will offer early getaway bus service on Monday, March 25 and Friday, March 29, on selected routes for the benefit of customers observing Passover and Good Friday.
STATE – A Passaic County store sold the jackpot-winning ticket in Saturday’s Powerball drawing, worth $338 million.
STATE – Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.46 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 2.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.64 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.