TRENTON – Last week, the Assembly approved a bill that would eliminate New Jersey’s 72-hour waiting period to receive a marriage license and streamline residency requirements. The bill’s sponsors believe the legislation would provide a boost to New Jersey’s wedding industry by making it easier for out-of-state residents to plan weddings at the state’s tourist destinations.
NEWARK – The leader of the Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang was sentenced Tuesday to 188 months in prison for conspiring to distribute narcotics in Paterson and Newark, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
STATE — With temperatures expected to reach into the 90’s today and tomorrow, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) urges residents to take steps to avoid heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
STATE – Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 4.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.51 per gallon yesterday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 3.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.65 per gallon, according to gasoline price website NewJerseyGasPrices.com.
NEWARK – With a free, new smart phone app, the Division of Consumer Affairs has made it easier than ever to “Investigate Before You Donate” and learn how your favorite charities actually spend the money you give.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – As Hurricane Irene demonstrated last year, New Jersey is susceptible to significant damage from hurricanes and other severe storms. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging all New Jersey residents on the occasion of National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 27 – June 2) to take action and be ready for any serious storms and flooding to come.
PRINCETON — It’s National Hurricane Preparedness Week and the American Red Cross reminds those living in areas where hurricanes are a threat to get prepared now. Hurricane season begins June 1 and ends on Nov. 30.
TRENTON – A state grand jury indicted five men who allegedly stole a trailer load of $5.6 million in counterfeit Coach handbags from an Edison warehouse last October, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today.
TRENTON – Wednesday, New Jersey State AFL-CIO joined with its local affiliates and community allies from the statewide grassroots coalition Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. to kickoff a statewide voter registration effort.
TRENTON – A Democrat-sponsored measure aimed at halting the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) from circumventing existing environmental regulations was approved 48 to 30 by the full Assembly on Thursday.