TRENTON – The state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee unanimously approved a bill on Tuesday that would expand eligibility for the New Jersey’s drug court substance abuse treatment program and create a pilot program in two counties in which anyone who’s eligible would be automatically enrolled in a drug treatment program.
WESTFIELD – CONTACT We Care, a crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline, is now able to help teenagers in distress work through their crises via texting, the nonprofit announced today.
STATE — April is National Safe Digging Month, and PSE&G is reminding customers, contractors and excavators that they must call before digging to avoid hitting underground gas and electric lines. To make it easy to call, 811 has been designated as the national dialing code to have underground lines located and marked.
TRENTON – The state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) today unveiled the final, polished product from the winning submission for its annual “Proms and Alcohol Don’t Mix” public service announcement contest.
STATE – Two Newark city councilmen, a state senator and the mayor of Irvington will face off in the June Democratic Primary to determine who will replace the late U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, who died last month.
STATE — Regarding a case decided today by the U.S. Supreme Court that originated in the Garden State, U.S. voters say strip searching shouldn’t be for everyone who winds up in jail.
TRENTON – John P. Corea, the former director of the Hoboken Parking Utility, was sentenced to state prison today for his role in the theft of $600,000 by a Toms River contractor whose company was hired by the City of Hoboken to collect coins from city parking meters, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced. The contractor previously pleaded guilty.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) is poised to begin processing driver license and non-driver ID renewals by mail. Beginning with documents that expire in July 2012, customers born on or before December 1, 1964 will be able to “skip the trip” to an agency and renew through the mail.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey is calling all citizens across the state to join together at its Annual Charity Gala, being held at the Newark Museum on April 19 at 6:30 p.m., to raise funds to end child abuse and support prevention programs across New Jersey.