STATE — The Sierra Club joined other environmental and community groups across the state in a Day of Action on Thursday to urge Gov. Chris Christie to sign legislation banning the use of the controversial natural gas drilling technique hydraulic fracturing or fracking.
PORT OF NEWARK/NEW YORK – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and import specialists at the Newark/New York port of entry recently seized approximately 50,000 unlicensed baseball caps for intellectual property rights violations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A day after Republicans in the House and Senate announced their picks for the Joint Select Committee to recommend ways to reduce the federal deficit as part of the debt ceiling compromise, New Jersey’s two senators and 21 other Senate Democrats asked them to put jobs first.
STATE – Thirty-two percent of the state’s public school districts expect to have larger class sizes when the new school year begins, according to a survey by the New Jersey School Boards Association.
NEWARK – The historic changes made to New Jersey’s public employee pension and benefits system will be the focus of a Sept. 30 forum sponsored by Rutgers University’s School of Public Affairs and Administration and the Hall Institute of Public Policy – New Jersey.
TRENTON – A state prison inmate was sentenced to an additional seven years in prison yesterday for organizing a smuggling scheme that used a correction officer to bring pre-paid cell phones and narcotics into Northern State Prison in Newark, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
STATE — New Jersey’s least experienced drivers are engaging in increasingly risky behavior behind the wheel. The troubling revelation comes in a recent study by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, co-sponsored by the state’s Division of Highway Traffic Safety.
TRENTON-The state’s first human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) is a reminder to all residents of New Jersey that they should take precautions to prevent mosquito bites.
TRENTON – This weekend, the 125-member political action committee of the 200,000 member New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) voted to endorse 68 candidates for election to the New Jersey Legislature this November.
NEW YORK – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced plans for major increases in PATH train fares and tolls to cross between New York and New Jersey last week.