State News

Port Project Expected To Create 800 Jobs

NEWARK – Gov. Chris Christie joined Port officials at the Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT) to announce a half-billion dollar investment project at the terminal to create a state-of-the-art container terminal to help the port meet the region’s shipping needs during the first half of the 21st century and create an estimated 800 new jobs.

NJ Files Suit Against Two Companies Offering Modeling/Talent Services

NEWARK – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and the State Division of Consumer Affairs have filed suit against two companies offering modeling and talent services and their owner, alleging, among other things, that they engaged in deceptive practices in order to entice consumers to enter into written agreements to pay for services that would purportedly assist their children in obtaining modeling and acting careers.

Lesniak To Feds: ‘Hands Off NJ Online Gambling’

TRENTON – In a letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder, State Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak, the sponsor of legislation authorizing intrastate online gambling in New Jersey, reaffirmed that no federal law exists to preclude New Jersey from establishing such a program and that the federal government should not stand in the way of states choosing to exercise their rights.

New Jerseyan Suing FBI Agents

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Amir Mohamed Meshal, a natural born United States citizen, charging two agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and 12 other unknown U.S. government officials for allegedly violating his Constitutional rights.