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.
MOUNT LAUREL – New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP) Director Charles B. McKenna announced today that his office has entered into an agreement with Target Corporation which will enable state and local emergency management officials to partner with Target to help restore essential services to communities affected by any type of large-scale emergency.
NEWARK – Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) helps nearly 50,000 children – from birth through age 19 – every year, and now you can help them too. This holiday season, the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey Foundation is sponsoring the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey Holiday Wish List.
AVENEL – The New Jersey Office of Weights and Measures (OWM), within the State Division of Consumer Affairs, today joined the Bergen County, Camden County, Gloucester County, and Middlesex County offices of weights and measures, in announcing charges against 14 gas stations accused of misleading consumers by selling fuel with octane levels lower than those advertised on the pumps.
TRENTON – A little more than a year after it was enacted, the Ice and Snow Removal Law is being brought to the fore again by the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety as the calendar turns towards winter.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Pockets soon will be flipped inside-out and couch cushions turned upside down as youngsters begin their hunt for pocket change to support the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) Foundation as part of the “Quarters for the Cure” Campaign.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of New Jersey and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe storm on Oct. 29.
STATE – Dec. 1 marks the 24th anniversary of World AIDS Day – a time to reflect on the impact of HIV/AIDS and advancements in its treatment. Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd also took the opportunity to encourage everybody to learn their HIV status and take steps to improve one’s health.