TRENTON— Legislation long-championed by state Sen. Jennifer Beck and Senate President Steve Sweeney to prevent abuse of the state’s farmland assessment law has been approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.
NEWARK—Over the years Professor Angelo Perna, who has taught at NJIT for 45 years and rarely missed a graduation, has watched tens of thousands of students graduate from NJIT. On this graduation day, seated high up in the Prudential Center, Perna looked down at the rows of graduates dressed in black robes and colored stoles. He declared that they looked like flowers.
TRENTON – The Senate Transportation Committee today advanced a bill to require wheelchairs to be properly secured in vehicles by a four-point restraint system.
TRENTON— In response to several recent incidents of physical and emotional intimidation of students at the hands of school staff both in New Jersey and across the country, Senator Diane Allen (R- Burlington) is proposing legislation that will speed the disciplinary process for teachers and other school officials found to have engaged in bullying, intimidation, or harassment of students.
TRENTON – Even though preliminary estimates indicate New Jersey added 2,600 jobs in April, the state’s unemployment rate edged up by 0.1 percentage point to 9.1 percent, signaling that more people are actively looking for jobs.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Hackensack High School student Carlene Daniels raised over $3,000 to support Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey with a Latin Night event on April 21 in Maywood. The event was held at the Maywood Knights of Columbus, who provided both the hall and their own donation to kick-start the event. Over 100 guests were also treated to catering courtesy of Uncle Paulie’s of Maywood.
TRENTON – New Jersey has entered into a settlement with shoe manufacturer Skechers USA that resolves allegations the company marketed its line of rocker-bottom shoe products using unsubstantiated claims about their health benefits, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today.
EATONTOWN – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties (BBBSMMC) has expanded its services in Middlesex County thanks in part to a $12,000 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation.
TEANECK — Michael Adams, 64, president of Fairleigh Dickinson University since 1999, has announced his retirement, effective June 30.
NEWARK – A former Essex County sheriff’s officer was charged today in connection with his alleged role in using threats of violence to collect a debt owed to another man, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.