TRENTON – An Assembly committee advanced legislation proposed by Assembly Democrats to allow same-sex couples to marry in New Jersey was released 5-2 Thursday by an Assembly committee.
STATE – Four out of five New Jersey residents will be watching Sunday’s big football game, which pits the New York Giants against the New England Patriots for the NFL title, according to a poll conducted by Monmouth University days before kickoff.
WESTFIELD – CONTACT We Care, a crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline, will begin its next round of training for volunteer listeners starting Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Westfield at 170 Elm Street. The 12-week course begins with a three-hour orientation that is followed by three-hour evening classes once per week for 12 weeks.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and Bob Menendez were joined by 24 of their Senate colleagues in calling on Nancy Brinker, Founder and CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, to reconsider her organization’s decision to stop funding cancer screenings at Planned Parenthood.
TRENTON – The Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee released a legislative package aimed at enhancing legislative oversight and public transparency at the New York/New Jersey Port Authority (Port Authority) on Thursday.
NEWARK – The chief financial officer of New Jersey vending company Culinary Ventures Vending was arrested this morning in Union by special agents of the FBI and IRS – Criminal Investigation on charges he defrauded Pepsi Bottling Group of approximately $2.9 million, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
CAMDEN – Federal agents arrested a New Jersey state probation officer at his home today on charges of evading federal income taxes from 2005 through 2008 by falsely claiming that he was exempt from income tax withholding, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
HACKENSACK – With the Super Bowl drawing near, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa, flanked by a trauma doctor and officials from law enforcement and highway traffic safety, reminded the public to stay safe and sober behind the wheel on what has historically been one of the most dangerous weekends of the year.
TRENTON – State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez and Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher want income-tax payers to know that filing early speeds refunds and can help New Jersey’s most-vulnerable residents access important benefits.
STATE — Several years ago, Howard Ruben and a team of other biologists with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, were performing environmental work along a New Jersey beach that had been newly restored by the Army Corps.