Category: State News

Senate Committee Approves Additional Gateway Tunnel Project Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), a member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD), announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee today approved $20 million for Amtrak to continue work on the Gateway Tunnel project as part of the FY 2013 THUD appropriations bill. The bill must now be approved by the full Senate.

NJ Expands Project Medicine Drop Program

CHERRY HILL – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today expanded “Project Medicine Drop,” a statewide initiative to help everyday citizens join the fight against the abuse of addictive, deadly prescription drugs.

Half Of NJ Voters Say Obama Should Be Re-Elected

STATE – Half of New Jersey voters believe President Barack Obama should be re-elected in November, while 40 percent say it’s time for someone new in the Oval Office, according to a new Monmouth University/NJ Press Media Poll. Those numbers are up from 47 percent in February and 46 percent in October.

New Jersey Updates Recreational Fish Consumption Advisories

TRENTON – As a public service, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Health and Senior Services today reminded anglers to be aware of routine fish advisories that are in place for fish caught recreationally in New Jersey. These advisories allow members of the public to make informed choices about the fish they catch and eat.

Morristown’s Speedwell Avenue Redevelopment Nears Approval

Morristown’s Speedwell Avenue redevelopment project appears to be heading towards approval. As reported by Maria Pfeifer in, the Planning Board directed special counsel to prepare a resolution approving Phase 1 on the redevelopment plan, which calls for construction of residential units along Speedwell Avenue and Early Street.

Multi-Chamber Business Expo on the Boardwalk

LAKEWOOD – Five Chambers of Commerce will present a Mega Business Expo at Martell’s Tiki Bar in Point Pleasant Beach on Thursday, April 19 from 5 until 7:30 p.m. Brick Township, Lakewood, Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach, and Toms River are collaborating to host this professional outing.