STATE — New Jersey Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of CPR-certified, registered nurses to volunteer at its donor rooms. Volunteer RNs would assist the collection staff at donor centers in Scotch Plains and/or New Brunswick.
Unless Republicans in Congress drop their opposition to a bipartisan compromise on extending the payroll tax cut and Unemployment Insurance, America will usher in the new year by raising taxes on 160 million workers and cutting a lifeline to nearly…
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST – The 305th Air Mobility Wing completed its first ‘Elephant Walk’ in nearly five years, launching all 12 KC-10 Extenders on the ramp, one right after the other, in a 30-minute time period on Dec. 20.
TRENTON – Nearly $1.3 million in federal recreational trails grants have been allocated to 49 projects in New Jersey this year, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.
TRENTON – Three Republican lawmakers plan to introduce legislation to increases penalties and mandate jail time for videotaping and distributing the recording of an assault.
TRENTON – State Sen. Richard J. Codey (D-Essex) today called for action on legislation he has sponsored that would increase penalties for using a cell phone while driving.
STATE – Winter officially begins at 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, but gas prices haven’t cooled off much. Despite recent declines in prices at the pump, motorists will be met with the highest gas prices ever during the year-end holiday season, causing them to dig deeper in their wallets for holiday travel.
STATE – New Jersey state parks and forests could be opened to commercial logging under a bill currently in the Legislature, S1954 (Smith)/ A4358 (McKeon). Environmental scientists, ecologists, land restoration experts, and environmental groups have all come out in opposition to this bill that would cause significant damage to our treasured public lands.
TRENTON – Legislation to permit the development of solar and photovoltaic energy facilities on closed landfills has been signed into law.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican Congressman voted to force states with tough gun laws to allow more people to carry concealed weapons.