State News

Irene Could Have Been Worse

From North Carolina to New Jersey, Hurricane Irene’s winds and storm surge fell short of the doomsday predictions but the danger is far from over as rising rivers threaten severe flooding across much of the affected region over the next few days.

NJ Transit Service Will Be Suspended Tomorrow

TRENTON– NJ Transit will suspend its rail, light rail, bus and Access Link Paratransit services on Saturday as a safety precaution for customers and employees and to protect equipment, as New Jersey and its statewide transportation agency prepares for the impact of Hurricane Irene, Gov. Chris Christie announced today.

NJ Residents Advised To Make Final Hurricane Preparations

STATE – This afternoon, Gov. Chris Christie reiterated his call for all residents and visitors to the New Jersey barrier islands in Cape May, Atlantic and Ocean counties to leave for safer locations before Hurricane Irene reaches the state. He warned that the hurricane brings the potential for record flooding and told residents, “you stay there at the risk of your life.”

Middlesex County Senators Introduce Bill To Stop Spread Of Antibiotic Resistant Infection

TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono and Senator Joseph F. Vitale introduced legislation Thursday that would require New Jersey hospitals to implement a facility-wide plan to prevent the spread of MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant staph infection that can be life-threatening in hospital settings but is preventable through the use of basic infection control procedures.