If you could travel back in time to the end of the Civil War, you’d be amazed to see that New Jersey had virtually no forests. Beginning in colonial times, vast primeval forests filled with centuries-old trees were cleared for timber and agriculture.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House announced today that nine states will receive federal money from the $500 million Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge fund, but New Jersey isn’t among the winners.
TRENTON – The Department of Education today released the Violence and Vandalism Report for the 2009-2011 school years. The report is produced each year to transparently share self-reported incidents of violence, vandalism, weapons, and substance use and possession from districts.
STATE–As part of Governor Christie’s “Season of Service,” the Department of Education and Department of Military and Veteran Affairs announced today that they have collected more than 125,000 holiday cards from across the state for U.S. military service members.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored to help local governments clean contaminated properties continues advancing in the state Legislature.
TRENTON – The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee yesterday approved a bill that would create an outreach and enrollment initiative to increase the number of New Jersey’s children and low-income adults enrolled in New Jersey FamilyCare and other safety net programs.
TRENTON – The dramatic recovery of the American bald eagle has reached a milestone in New Jersey, with more than 100 pairs now nesting in the Garden State, according to a newly released analysis of the species’ population.
STATE – New Jersey received low marks in a new report that looks at state spending on corporate tax credits, cash grants and other economic development subsidies that are supposed to foster job creation.
TRENTON – A Superior Court judge sentenced a former Madison Borough police officer to six years in state prison for soliciting a nude photo online from a person he believed was a 13-year-old girl, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
TRENTON – Lawmakers gave final legislative approval to a Democrat-sponsored bill to create a “Back to Work NJ” job creation and economic growth program on Thursday. The Senate passed the bill by a 24-13 vote; the Assembly approved the bill 47-32, along party lines, earlier this month.