NEW BRUNSWICK – Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey gathered citizens across the state to join together at the organization’s Annual Charity Gala at the Newark Museum on April 19. Nearly $100,000 was raised to support the organization’s evidence-based prevention programs across New Jersey.
STATE – As the Department of Interior holds a hearing on a draft plan for oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic Ocean, the New Jersey Sierra Club renewed its opposition to drilling off the coast.
TRENTON – A Bergen County man was sentenced to prison today for acting as a broker in a conspiracy involving a former clerk in the Lodi Motor Vehicle Agency to illegally sell New Jersey digital driver’s licenses to unauthorized persons, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
ATLANTIC CITY – 3,027 people voluntarily turned themselves in at Fugitive Safe Surrender, held April 21, 23, 24 & 25, 2012 at Grace Assembly of God Church in Atlantic City.
SEA GIRT – The Juvenile Justice Commission will hold a graduation ceremony tomorrow morning for the 23 members of its 25th class of juvenile correction officers at the National Guard Training Center Academy in Sea Girt.
EDISON – State Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) expressed serious concern regarding Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to downsize the Division on Women. She also announced legislation to ensure that at a minimum the division’s programs and funding are maintained and preserved in the proposed reorganization.
NEWARK—Two Taiwanese nationals are charged for allegedly seeking to export sensitive U.S. military technology to China after federal agents investigating counterfeit goods smuggling uncovered plots to smuggle drugs into and sensitive defense articles out of the United States, officials announced Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Hess Corporation has agreed to pay an $850,000 civil penalty and spend more than $45 million in new pollution controls to resolve Clean Air Act violations at its Port Reading refinery, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie’s promise to increase support for higher education should include fair contracts for workers, according to Donna M. Chiera, president of the American Federation of Teachers New Jersey (AFTNJ), the state’s largest higher education union federation.
NEWARK – A Bronx, N.Y., man was sentenced Monday to 41 months in prison for arranging to import 960 grams of cocaine from the Dominican Republic into the United States via Newark Liberty International Airport and other regional airports, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.