NEW YORK, N.Y. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has honored ten individuals and organizations from across New Jersey with Environmental Quality Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Mayor Dana Redd of Camden, New Jersey to present the awards to this year’s recipients at a ceremony at EPA’s offices in Manhattan.
SEA GIRT – Badges and certificates were awarded to 23 juvenile correction officers today by the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) as it graduated its 25th class of law enforcement officers.
TRENTON – Due to ongoing concerns about below normal precipitation, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today encouraged residents across New Jersey to take steps to conserve water, both inside the home and outside.
ATLANTIC CITY – On Friday, April 27, in Atlantic City, the United States Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BOEM), held the last in a series of East Coast hearings on a proposal to blast seismic shockwaves from Florida to the Delaware Bay searching for offshore oil to drill.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey gathered citizens across the state to join together at the organization’s Annual Charity Gala at the Newark Museum on April 19. Nearly $100,000 was raised to support the organization’s evidence-based prevention programs across New Jersey.
STATE – As the Department of Interior holds a hearing on a draft plan for oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic Ocean, the New Jersey Sierra Club renewed its opposition to drilling off the coast.
TRENTON – A Bergen County man was sentenced to prison today for acting as a broker in a conspiracy involving a former clerk in the Lodi Motor Vehicle Agency to illegally sell New Jersey digital driver’s licenses to unauthorized persons, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
ATLANTIC CITY – 3,027 people voluntarily turned themselves in at Fugitive Safe Surrender, held April 21, 23, 24 & 25, 2012 at Grace Assembly of God Church in Atlantic City.
SEA GIRT – The Juvenile Justice Commission will hold a graduation ceremony tomorrow morning for the 23 members of its 25th class of juvenile correction officers at the National Guard Training Center Academy in Sea Girt.
EDISON – State Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) expressed serious concern regarding Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to downsize the Division on Women. She also announced legislation to ensure that at a minimum the division’s programs and funding are maintained and preserved in the proposed reorganization.