State News

Extreme Heat In The Forecast

WEST TRENTON—Temperatures and heat indexes are estimated to build into the upper 90s, and possibly even reach 100 degrees or higher by Friday and into the weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management is monitoring the excessive heat and warns that older adults and people with disabilities are especially at risk.

DEP Reminds NJ Residents About Ban On Blue Claw Crabbing

TRENTON — The Department of Environmental Protection reminds state residents that harvesting blue claw crabs from the waters of the Lower Passaic River and Newark Bay is prohibited, as scientists have found that crabs from those waters continue to show harmful levels of cancer-causing dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), as well as other contaminants, including mercury.

Christie Issues “Best Practices” Checklist Required For Municipal Aid

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie’s administration has issued this year’s version of the “Best Practices” checklist to promote government efficiency and accountability. Each of the state’s 566 municipalities must complete the checklist and meet an established percentage of the checklist items in order to receive all or part of their final state aid payment.