Category: State News

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.

Child Porn Sweep Nets More Than 2 Dozen In NJ

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa today announced the arrests associated with a large-scale child porn investigation dubbed Operation Watchdog. The three-month, multi-agency effort resulted in 27 men and one woman being charged with distribution and possession of child pornography.

Report Finds State Police In Compliance With Professional Standards

STATE — An Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) review released today found the New Jersey State Police is continuing to effectively handle allegations of trooper misconduct. The OSC review also identified a number of steps that can be taken to further improve state practices in this area, such as ensuring that the prosecution of trooper discipline cases and the impartial monitoring of those cases are not handled by the same office.