TRENTON– Since 2009, October in New Jersey has been designated as Blindness Awareness Month to stress the vital importance of Braille literacy; to build awareness about the prevention, treatment and cure of blindness and other visual impairments; and to highlight the resources available through the NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) and local libraries.
TRENTON – A former New Jersey Turnpike toll collector was sentenced to jail today for participating in a scheme in which he and two other toll collectors stole toll money, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced. The two other men were sentenced to jail last month.
STATE – Monday, Oct. 31, is the last day for residents affected by Hurricane Irene to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance.
STATE – Following in the footsteps of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement that began in New York last month, protesters have started a similar effort in the Garden State.
NEWARK—Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested an alleged internal heroin smuggler at Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday, Oct. 1, after CBP discovered three pellets of the suspected narcotic in his cargo shorts pocket.
NEW YORK, N.Y. — From helping control floods to serving as natural buffers against water pollution to providing recreational opportunities and habitat for fish and wildlife, wetlands offer benefits almost too numerous to count.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T Dow and Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky have circled Oct. 10 on the calendar as a day they hope no motorists will lose their lives on New Jersey’s roads.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – New Jersey has the fifth-highest average annual cost per employee for employer-sponsored health plans in the nation, according to findings released today from the United Benefit Advisors 2011 Health Plan Survey.
TRENTON – The Division on Civil Rights announced today that all taxi drivers in Atlantic City will undergo training in state and federal civil rights law as the result of a settlement that resolves allegations the Yellow Cab Company discriminated against a blind man by refusing him and his guide dog a ride to a casino.
TRENTON – If getting ready for winter includes a fall clean up project, then getting rid of that old second refrigerator can get you ready for energy savings just in time for colder weather. Whether you have it stored in the garage or basement or want to get rid of a working fridge or freezer you recently replaced, recycling an old refrigerator or freezer can help you save money to help pay heating bills.