State News

Republican Roadblock Could Stop Disaster Aid

STATE – Nearly $38 million in federal disaster assistance has been distributed to New Jerseyans recovering from Hurricane Irene, but yesterday Republicans in Congress blocked a bill to authorize $7 billion for natural disaster victims, injecting uncertainty into the flood recovery process.

Edison Man Arrested In DCA “Designer Drugs” Sweep

STATE – Last week, the state Division of Consumer made an unannounced return visit to 11 boardwalk novelty shops that had been selling suspected, illegal designer drugs in violation of state and federal laws – and found one shopkeeper continuing to sell the suspected chemicals, despite the stern warning he received in August.