State News

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.

Agriculture Officials Promote Fall Gardening

TRENTON – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher and New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association (NJNLA) President Jan-Marie Traynor kicked off the first official Fall Gardening Month in New Jersey with a ceremony at Hall’s Garden Center in Berkeley Heights.

Federal Grant Awarded To Plan Regional Electric Vehicle Network

TRENTON – A coalition of Northeastern states, including New Jersey, has received a nearly $1 million federal grant to jump start planning for a network of electrical vehicle charging stations, an initiative that will spur job creation and use of electric vehicles, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.

Sarlo Seeks To Expand Program That Gave “Jersey Shore” Tax Credit

TRENTON – Just days after he blasted the decision to award a $420,000 tax credit for the “Jersey Shore” television program, state Sen. Paul Sarlo helped advance a bill he sponsored that would expand the state’s film and television tax credit program.

NJ Transit To Get Federal Funds For Upgrades

WASHINGTON, D.C. – US Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration has allocated nearly $3.8 million to upgrade public transportation infrastructure in four New Jersey communities, New Jersey’s senators announced today.