State News

New Jersey Bans Designer Drugs Labeled As “Bath Salts”

TRENTON – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has banned the manufacture, distribution, sale, and possession of designer drugs labeled as “bath salts.” The move does not affect Epson salts or other true bath salts that are added to bathing water.

“New Jersey Remembers” Tribute Honors Those Who Have Lost Their Lives to Impaired Drivers

TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow, joined by members of the New Jersey traffic safety, law enforcement and substance abuse prevention communities, today honored those individuals who have lost their lives as a result of an impaired driver.

Trenton Man Admits Leading Gun Trafficking Network

TRENTON – ATrenton man pleaded guilty to leading a network that trafficked guns to Trenton from the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced Monday. The defendant was linked to guns recovered in connection with several homicide investigations and a narcotics investigation.

NJDOT To Resurface Roadways In Hunterdon, Middlesex And Somerset Counties

TRENTON — The New Jersey Department of Transportation will start a maintenance and resurfacing project that will improve a total of 15 miles of roadway along Routes 12, 27, 28, 22 and 206 in Hunterdon, Middlesex and Somerset counties next week.

DEP Offers Earth Week Reminder About Fertilizer Law

TRENTON – With many people turning their thoughts to spring gardening, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin reminded residents to be mindful of the environment when applying lawn fertilizers and to obey a new law Gov. Christie recently signed to protect New Jersey’s waterways from misapplication of these products.

DEP Offers Tips For Avoiding Conflict With Waking Bears

TRENTON – Black bears have exited their winter dens throughout New Jersey and are entering their most active period of the year as they search for food and mates, making encounters with humans in populated areas more likely.

Senator Urges State Residents To Sign Up As An Organ Donor

TRENTON – State Senator Joseph F. Vitale, sponsor of the New Jersey Hero Act to increase organ donation in the Garden State, urged New Jersey residents to celebrate “Donate Life Month,” by signing up to be an organ donor in April.

NJ Beach Sweeps Net Record Amount Of Trash

SANDY HOOK – For 25 years, Clean Ocean Action has been organizing Beach Sweeps, where volunteers clean up litter by combing New Jersey’s 127 miles of coastline. In 2010, a record number of volunteers (8,372 citizens) collected more debris than ever (471,321 items).