NEW PROVIDENCE — Today, New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd encouraged all New Jersey residents to become organ and tissue donors. O’Dowd joined NJ Sharing Network President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph Roth to highlight the need for donations and talk with organ recipients and donor families.
WASHINGTON D.C. – New Jersey Senators Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg, both Democrats, joined 20 other legislators in a bipartisan letter to the Senate Finance Committee last week, urging the committee to extend a tax benefit for bus and train riders. The benefit would revert back to $125 a month as of Jan. 1, if the higher $230 a month figure is not reauthorized.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ-12), officials from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and military leaders including David L. McGinnis, the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs; General Craig R. McKinley, Chief, National Guard Bureau; Lt. General William E. Ingram Jr., Director of the Army National Guard; and Lt. General Jack C. Stultz, Chief, Army Reserve today announced the national launch of Vets4Warriors.
TRENTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Bergen, Middlesex and Passaic Counties for federal disaster reimbursement to cover public sector damages and costs related to the severe storm which impacted New Jersey on Oct. 29, Gov. Chris Christie announced today.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senator Nicholas P. Scutari (D-Union) to help protect the trade secrets of New Jersey businesses has been approved by both houses of the Legislature and sent to the desk of Governor Chris Christie.
TRENTON – An Assembly committee released legislation sponsored by Assembly Homeland Security Chairwoman Annette Quijano that is intended to protect New Jersey’s critical infrastructure and guard the state against cyber terrorism and cyber attacks on Monday.
TRENTON – Earlier today, an Assembly panel approved “Tabitha’s Law,” legislation which would require parents to notify a school if a child will be absent, a move inspired by the disappearance of a Nashville teen.
NEWARK—The 13th Annual Charity Motorcycle Run for the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) at Newark Beth Israel Medical recently brought over 80 motorcycles to deliver toys for the benefit of pediatric patients.
STATE – Through the end of November, employees of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey have earned over $90 million in overtime pay, according to data released by the agency last week.
TRENTON – The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) today announced a settlement with Brig Inc., trading as Laguna Grill and Martini Bar in Brigantine and owned by Brigantine town councilman Dominic A. “Tony” Pullella, for defrauding patrons by pouring a significant amount of cheaper-grade vodka and charging them for premium spirits from May to September.