BRIDGEWATER – Gov. Chris Christie called on the Legislature to put a referendum on legalizing same-sex marriage on the November election ballot.
NEWARK – A member of the Fruit Town and Brick City Brims set of the Bloods street gang was sentenced Monday to 105 months for conspiring to murder a rival gang member in April 2009 and illegally possessing firearms, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Joseph F. Vitale that would require schools, recreational departments and youth camps to have automated external defibrillators (AED) for youth athletic events was unanimously approved today by the Senate Education Committee.
TRENTON – State Senators Raymond J. Lesniak and Jeff Van Drew, the prime sponsors of legislation authorizing sports wagering in New Jersey, and state Senator Jim Whelan, the chair of the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee, today applauded efforts by Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ-06) to amend the federal Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) to allow New Jersey to regulate sports wagering within its borders.
TRENTON – Governor Chris Christie today made two historic nominations to the New Jersey State Supreme Court with Bruce A. Harris, Mayor of Chatham, a lawyer with over 20 years of legal experience, and Phillip H. Kwon, First Assistant Attorney General in the Department of Law and Public Safety and former Deputy Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division.
TRENTON – At a news conference at the Statehouse today, Senators Raymond J. Lesniak and Sandra Bolden Cunningham and criminal justice advocates announced the introduction of a comprehensive package of bills sponsored by the Senators to create a pathway to reform of New Jersey’s criminal justice system and rehabilitation for criminal offenders.
STATE – While self-serve gas stations are the norm in most of the United States, most New Jersey voters don’t want to start pumping their own gas.
WEST TRENTON – State emergency management officials are monitoring a winter storm expected to impact the state Friday night into Saturday. Snow, sleet and freezing rain are anticipated statewide, with the most significant impacts in the north and northwest counties.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Manalapan woman was charged Thursday for allegedly sexually abusing a five-year-old girl on more than one occasion and streaming footage of a sexual assault over the Internet, Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON – Legislation to provide for the safe disposition of state computers and portable communication devices has been signed into law.