STATE – U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, the first African-American from New Jersey to serve in Congress, died today after a battle with colon cancer. He was 77.
TRENTON— Hindering the apprehension and prosecution of a sex offender attempting to evade registration and monitoring requirements under Megan’s Law would become a crime of the third degree with a mandatory minimum sentence of three years in prison under legislation sponsored by Senator Tom Kean, Jr. (R- Union).
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Jerry Green, Troy Singleton, Albert Coutinho and Mila Jasey aimed at transforming foreclosed properties into affordable housing was approved by the Assembly Housing and Local Government Committee on Monday.
TRENTON – Legislation that would make changes to the successful NJ STARS and NJ STARS II scholarship programs was approved Monday by an Assembly panel.
TRENTON – An Assembly committee on Monday advanced legislation that would prohibit first responders from photographing or disclosing photographs of accident victims and patients to the public without their consent.
NEWARK – Complaints related to home improvements generated the largest category of complaints filed by consumers last year with the State Division of Consumer Affairs, representing 7.7 percent of all consumer complaints received.
TRENTON – An assembly panel will consider a bi-partisan bill to set forth criteria that law enforcement officials must consider when determining if an Amber Alert should be issued in child abduction cases.
STATE — The number of children living in areas of concentrated poverty has increased by 25 percent nationwide since 2000, according to data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count project.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Share your best pinwheel pictures before the end of April for a chance to win a coffee and donuts party for your office or organization.
NEWARK – Federal agencies coordinating parallel international investigations have disrupted massive conspiracies to import hundreds of millions of dollars in counterfeit goods from China and illegal drugs from Taiwan to the United States, authorities announced today.