TRENTON – Direct federal disaster assistance to individual New Jerseyans has now surpassed the $100 million milestone, with more than $116 million in aid going to more than 54,000 residents to date, Acting Governor Kim Guadagno announced today.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Twelve New Jersey communities will receive a total of $20.8 million in U.S. Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grant funding to hire police officers or avoid cuts to law enforcement personnel.
A Union County man has been indicted for allegedly attempting to obtain approximately $14,000 from an insurance company by falsely reporting his vehicle stolen, according to Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Ronald Chillemi.
TRENTON – Juveniles caught sending sexually explicit photographs via their cell phones will face intensive education rather than criminal prosecution under a bill now signed into law and sponsored by Assemblywomen Pamela Lampitt, Celeste Riley and Valerie Vainieri Huttle.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal lawmakers reached an agreement last night to break a deadlock over disaster relief funding and avoid a potential government shutdown.
STATE – A majority – 54 percent – of New Jersey voters approve of the job Gov. Chris Christie is doing, while 36 percent disapprove according to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind.
STATE – New Jersey residents who did not receive reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for items purchased in direct response to Hurricane Irene may qualify under a separate FEMA grant program: Other Needs Assistance (ONA).
TRENTON – Legislation that would permit county colleges and vocational school districts to establish green job certification programs received final legislative approval in the Senate today.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to help create strong performing charter schools in failing school districts was granted final legislative approval by the Senate on Monday.
STATE – In the wake of devastating flooding in the Mid-Atlantic, AAA is warning consumers to do their homework and to check out any used car’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) prior to purchase.