STATE – Gov. Chris Christie still has the support of 51 percent of New Jersey residents, though his approval rating among registered voters has slipped slightly according to the latest Monmouth University/NJ Press Media Poll.
NEWARK– The chief investment officer and portfolio manager of the Clay Capital Fund, a hedge fund based in Summit, was sentenced Monday to 12 months in prison for participating in an insider trading scheme which netted more than $2.5 million in illicit profits, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
STATE — Greenleaf Compassion Center was issued a permit today by the Department of Health and Senior Services to begin growing medicinal marijuana.
TRENTON — A Republican state senator plans to submit legislation to limit the authority of municipalities to impose fees for emergency services.
NEWARK – Former Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell was sentenced Thursday to 30 months in prison for accepting a $10,000 cash bribe in exchange for agreeing to provide assistance in securing town approvals for purported real estate projects in Secaucus, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
STATE – For the first time in more than two years, the New Jersey State Police will accept applications, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and State Police Superintendent Colonel Joseph R. Fuentes announced today. Applications will be accepted online at www.NJTrooper.com from May 7 through May 29.
TRENTON – NJDOT maintenance crews are busily filling potholes along state highways, although the task is not as considerable this year thanks to an exceptionally mild winter.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Northeast Diesel Collaborative – a partnership between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, state agencies, and private and nonprofit groups – today recognized four organizations for their outstanding leadership and efforts in reducing diesel emissions.
NEWARK – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs have filed suit against a North Jersey telemarketing company that allegedly solicited New Jersey residents on behalf of charities that are not registered in New Jersey; and that failed to keep financial records, required by law, to ensure that solicited donations actually are provided to charities and used for charitable causes.