TRENTON – A bill which would create an alternative method of endorsing teachers in specific subject areas in order to address shortages was approved by the state Senate on Thursday by a vote of 36-0, receiving final legislative approval.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored that would allow the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development to request additional funding from the state to provide basic skills training to help displaced and disadvantaged workers learn the skills they need to successfully return to the workforce passed the General Assembly yesterday and now heads to the Governor for consideration.
TRENTON – The state Senate today unanimously approved a bill that would increase penalties for those who engage in road rage and cause serious harm to others. The legislation, referred to as ‘Jessica Rogers’ Law’ is also scheduled for a vote in the Assembly today.
TRENTON – With St. Patrick’s Day parties and parades planned throughout the state this weekend, New Jersey public safety officials today urged revelers to exercise caution if they are planning to consume alcohol during their celebrations.
TRENTON – A former clerk at the Lodi Motor Vehicle Agency and a second clerk from the North Bergen Motor Vehicle Agency pleaded guilty today to participating in criminal rings that illegally sold New Jersey digital driver’s licenses to unauthorized persons, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
STATE – One hundred years ago today, on March 12, 1912, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Ga., as the first troop of American Girl Guides, which later became the Girl Scouts.
WESTFIELD– CONTACT We Care, a crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline, has announced the “Save our Youth” campaign designed to raise awareness about teen suicide and increase resources to help teenagers in crisis.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored that would make changes to the successful NJ STARS and NJ STARS II scholarship programs was approved Monday by an Assembly Appropriations Committee.
TRENTON – An Assembly panel on Monday advanced a bill to authorize the Supreme Court to increase or add new court filing fees to fund the judiciary’s computerized court information system, and Legal Services of New Jersey, a non-profit that provides legal assistance in civil matters to individuals living below the poverty line at no charge.
ROBBINSVILLE – To help prevent skin cancer in teens, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) is partnering with the Ray Festa Melanoma Foundation (RFMF) on the establishment the Team SunSmart educational program.