TRENTON – Speaker Pro Tempore Jerry Green and Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman today announced plans to introduce a bill that would automatically expunge the criminal records of nonviolent drug offenders who have completed New Jersey’s drug court program.
STATE – It’s getting harder to buy gift cards in New Jersey, as the result of a 2010 law that changed the way the state treats unclaimed property.
This week, a New Jersey appellate court reversed a trial court judgment allowing a condemnation action to proceed in the face of the property owner’s objection that the government has failed to engage in bona fide negotiations pre-complaint. New United Corp. v. Essex County Vo-Tech.
TRENTON – Authorities have arrested the reputed leader and two other alleged members of an organized retail theft ring that targeted approximately 70 Home Depot stores, primarily in New Jersey, but also in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia., Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced Thursday.
NEWARK— NJ Transit will offer “early getaway” bus service on Friday, April 6, from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York for the benefit of customers observing Passover and Good Friday. In addition, families can take advantage of savings all weekend long through NJ Transit’s Family Super Saver Fare, which allows up to two children 11 and younger to travel free with each fare-paying adult.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Forest Fire Service has issued fire danger alerts and implemented stage one campfire restrictions throughout New Jersey today as prolonged dry and windy conditions continue in the state.
TRENTON – In an effort to assist in the economic recovery of the state, the New Jersey State Library, an affiliate of Thomas Edison State College, has purchased GED Online, a web-based GED preparation program, giving New Jersey residents free access with a library card.
TRENTON—The New Jersey School Boards Association has published an online Candidate Kit with information for citizens interested in running for a position on their local board of education in November 2012.
TRENTON – The state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee unanimously approved a bill on Tuesday that would expand eligibility for the New Jersey’s drug court substance abuse treatment program and create a pilot program in two counties in which anyone who’s eligible would be automatically enrolled in a drug treatment program.
WESTFIELD – CONTACT We Care, a crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline, is now able to help teenagers in distress work through their crises via texting, the nonprofit announced today.