State News

Gold Star Mother’s Day

The last Sunday in September is Gold Star Mother’s Day, also proclaimed Parents of Fallen Military Sons and Daughters Day in New Jersey. A Gold Star Mother is any American woman who has lost a son or daughter in service…

Gov. Makes $195,000 Available To Program That Helps Military Personnel Find Jobs

TRENTON – Yesterday, Gov. Chris Christie announced that he is making $195,000 available for the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development to partner with the New Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council’s Helmets to Hardhats program.

Senator To Host 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

JERSEY CITY – Proud of his Latino heritage and eager to highlight the important legacy and achievements of Hispanic New Jerseyans, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez, will host his Second Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at New Jersey City University, in Jersey City.

CONTACT We Care Names Joanne Oppelt New Executive Director

WESTFIELD – CONTACT We Care, a New Jersey-based nonprofit dedicated to crisis intervention suicide prevention through its telephone hotline, has named Joanne Oppelt of South Plainfield executive director. Oppelt will replace interim executive director Melanie Lester.

NJ Transit Police To Conduct Emergency Response Drill Saturday

NEWARK — The NJ Transit Police Department, together with state and local partners, plans to conduct a training exercise on Saturday, Sept. 24 inside the Bergen Tunnels on the Jersey City/Hoboken border to test a response from multiple agencies to a simulated train incident.

Former NJ Nets Player Charged In Alleged Ponzi Scam

NEWARK – C. Tate George, a former NBA basketball player and the CEO of purported real estate development firm The George Group, surrendered to federal authorities this morning for allegedly orchestrating a more than $2 million investment fraud scheme, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Three Gas Stations Cited For Alleged Post-Hurricane Pricing Violations

NEWARK – The owners of three gas stations have been charged with allegedly raising gasoline prices multiple times within a 24-hour period, in violation of the state’s Motor Fuels law, immediately following Hurricane Irene earlier this month.