TRENTON – The state Department of Education today announced that 372 Local Education Agencies (LEAs) have signed up to take part in the state’s $38 million Race to the Top award.
NEWARK – Vincent Hsia, a pharmacist and the former proprietor of Lincoln Pharmacy Network, located in Edison, was sentenced Thurssday to 300 months in prison for conspiring to distribute oxycodone and filing false personal and corporate tax returns, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
ISELIN – The American Legion has joined forces with the U.S. and N.J. Chambers of Commerce in support of the Hiring Our Heroes program, a nationwide effort to help veterans and military spouses find meaningful employment.
TRENTON – State Sen, Robert Singer (R-Monmouth and Ocean) said a plea deal reached in a case of senseless killings of innocent bystanders in Elizabeth is an egregious example of why the death penalty should be reinstated in New Jersey.
TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection this week adopted revisions to its list of threatened and endangered species, upgrading the status of several species such as the bald eagle and the Cooper’s hawk to reflect improvements in their populations and adding new species to the list such as the red knot and American kestrel to reflect concerns about declines.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats to increase New Jersey’s hourly minimum wage to $8.50 and require the rate to then be adjusted annually based on the Consumer Price Index was released Thursday by the Assembly Labor Committee by a vote of 6-2-1.
STATE — New Jersey currently has two residents that are ill in connection to a major outbreak linked to the consumption of raw milk from a Pennsylvania farm, according to the state Department of Health and Senior Services.
HILLSBOROUGH – A pair of cats capable of warming the hearts of even the toughest war veterans are among this year’s inductees into the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association’s (NJVMA) Animal Hall of Fame.
TRENTON – The state has won a $469,500 trial decision against two corporate defendants and two individuals accused in a lawsuit of defrauding financially struggling homeowners through a variety of deceptive mortgage foreclosure “rescue” practices, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today.
RALEIGH, N.C. – While Americans generally have a favorable view of most states, they don’t think well of New Jersey. According to the results of a surveys by Public Policy Polling, 32 percent of American voters had an unfavorable impression of New Jersey, compared to just 25 percent who had a positive impression.