NEW YORK, N.Y. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is helping to reduce air pollution in the New York metropolitan area by providing the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition with $896,838 to replace 21 engines on eight ferry and excursion boats that operate between New Jersey and New York with cleaner technology.
TRENTON – A former toll collector for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who worked at the George Washington Bridge was sentenced today for stealing toll funds, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
TRENTON – Legislation Assembly Democrats Pamela R. Lampitt, Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Craig J. Coughlin are pushing to ensure colleges and universities have plans in place to address on-campus emergencies such as violent attacks or disease pandemics continues advancing.
TRENTON – An Assembly panel on Thursday approved a measure sponsored by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano that would provide continuous funding support for the worthwhile endeavors of New Jersey’s various Girl Scout councils.
TRENTON – An estimated 2,500 parents, students and educators rallied on the Statehouse steps today to urge state lawmakers to pass the Opportunity Scholarship Act (OSA), chanting “Save our Children” and “OSA, OSA”
NEPTUNE–New Jersey policyholders who suffered losses as a result of Hurricane Irene damage (Aug. 27 through Sept. 5, 2011) have been given an extension to file the Proof of Loss (POL) form with the insurance company handling their claim.
TRENTON – A state Senate committee approved legislation that would permit licensed casinos in Atlantic City and racetracks throughout the state to operate sports wagering pools on professional and collegiate sporting or athletic events if a federal law banning sports betting in all but four states can be overturned.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by state Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak which would create a registration and reporting system for privately-owned tigers within the State of New Jersey in order to discourage the worldwide black market for tiger body parts was unanimously approved by the Senate Economic Growth Committee.
STATE – An appellate court ruled today that New Jersey’s black bear hunt can go forward.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly members Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., Mila M. Jasey and Craig J. Coughlin requiring the state Department of Education to include cheerleading in the student-athlete head injury safety training program was advanced Thursday by a Senate committee.