TRENTON – The state Senate has approved bi-partisan legislation sponsored by Senators Michael Doherty (R-Warren/Hunterdon) and Shirley Turner (D-Mercer) that would honor members of the United State military who have been wounded or killed in service to our nation was approved by the New Jersey Senate.
STATE— NJ Transit is adding extra rail and bus service on Saturday, March 17, including extra trips on more than a dozen bus routes serving the Port Authority Bus Terminal and 10 additional trains to and from New York, to accommodate customers traveling to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
TRENTON – An engineer who oversaw construction projects for three school districts was sentenced to state prison today for taking thousands of dollars in kickbacks on contracts he recommended that involved rigged bids and fraudulently inflated costs, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
TRENTON – A bill which would create an alternative method of endorsing teachers in specific subject areas in order to address shortages was approved by the state Senate on Thursday by a vote of 36-0, receiving final legislative approval.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored that would allow the New Jersey Community College Consortium for Workforce and Economic Development to request additional funding from the state to provide basic skills training to help displaced and disadvantaged workers learn the skills they need to successfully return to the workforce passed the General Assembly yesterday and now heads to the Governor for consideration.
TRENTON – The state Senate today unanimously approved a bill that would increase penalties for those who engage in road rage and cause serious harm to others. The legislation, referred to as ‘Jessica Rogers’ Law’ is also scheduled for a vote in the Assembly today.
TRENTON – With St. Patrick’s Day parties and parades planned throughout the state this weekend, New Jersey public safety officials today urged revelers to exercise caution if they are planning to consume alcohol during their celebrations.
TRENTON – A former clerk at the Lodi Motor Vehicle Agency and a second clerk from the North Bergen Motor Vehicle Agency pleaded guilty today to participating in criminal rings that illegally sold New Jersey digital driver’s licenses to unauthorized persons, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
STATE – One hundred years ago today, on March 12, 1912, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Ga., as the first troop of American Girl Guides, which later became the Girl Scouts.
WESTFIELD– CONTACT We Care, a crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline, has announced the “Save our Youth” campaign designed to raise awareness about teen suicide and increase resources to help teenagers in crisis.