State News

DEP Reminds NJ Residents About Ban On Blue Claw Crabbing

TRENTON — The Department of Environmental Protection reminds state residents that harvesting blue claw crabs from the waters of the Lower Passaic River and Newark Bay is prohibited, as scientists have found that crabs from those waters continue to show harmful levels of cancer-causing dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), as well as other contaminants, including mercury.

Christie Issues “Best Practices” Checklist Required For Municipal Aid

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has issued this year’s version of the “Best Practices” checklist to promote government efficiency and accountability. Each of the state’s 566 municipalities must complete the checklist and meet an established percentage of the checklist items in order to receive all or part of their final state aid payment.

Refrigerator Recycling Program Marks Milestone

TRENTON – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) marked the second year of its refrigerator and freezer recycling program by hosting a group of fourth and fifth graders from a local YMCA summer program on a tour of a de-manufacturing plant. The facility has processed more than 25,000 old, energy-wasting units since its July 2009 opening.