WESTFIELD – The numbers are scary. Since introducing a texting service in late March, the suicide prevention and crisis intervention hotline CONTACT We Care has received more than 500 texts from people in distress, the majority coming from teenagers, the nonprofit reported last week.
SAYREVILLE – Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) on Wednesday questioned whether New Jersey Transit should have paid closer attention to a report that warned that the agency should prepare for record storm surges that could threaten its infrastructure in the days leading up to Super-storm Sandy.
TRENTON – State Sen. Nicholas P. Scutari yesterday introduced legislation to provide consumers with a method of civil recourse in the event that an insurance company acts in bad faith with regard to a claim, a measure he says would better protect residents who were affected by Superstorm Sandy and are attempting to recoup their losses.
TRENTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency and its partners are working to address the housing needs of people displaced by Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey. The top priority is to help survivors return to their homes or to help them find a safe housing alternative if returning home is not an option.
UNION – As the country continues to mourn the lives tragically lost in Newtown, Conn., Assemblyman Joseph Cryan (D-Union) on Friday asked video game enthusiasts to join the national Day Of Cease Fire For Online Shooters and put their controllers down in honor of the victims.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Following the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., 77 percent of New Jersey adults are “very concerned” about gun violence in America, a significant increase from the 66 percent who were very concerned in a late August Rutgers-Eagleton poll of registered voters.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie called for a moment of silence today at 9:30 a.m. to honor and reflect on the loss of the 20 children, six educators, and the grief endured by their countless family members, loved ones, neighbors and the community of Newtown, Conn. who were the victims of the senseless and horrific acts of violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, Dec. 14.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak which would allow Atlantic City’s casinos to offer Internet-based wagering to gaming consumers was approved by the Senate today by a vote of 33-3, receiving final legislative approval.
NEWARK – Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced today that plans to complete his full second term in office and explore the possibility of running for the U.S. Senate seat now held by 88-year-old Frank Lautenberg in 2014.