TRENTON – During Air Quality Awareness Week in New Jersey, (May 2-6), Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin urged New Jersey residents to make simple choices in their everyday lives that can help improve air quality for everyone.
JERSEY CITY – For the third consecutive year, The Provident Bank hosted its Deposit $1 of Hope fund-raiser for the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ).
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed a bipartisan bill into law to help prevent and combat dating violence among middle and high school students. The measure had been approved unanimously by both houses of the legislature.
TRENTON – The Assembly Judiciary Committee heard testimony on a bill that would criminalize the photography of children without a parent’s consent.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced legislation on Tuesday that is designed to keep bigger, heavier trucks off the road.
Since 2008, there has been a rise in workplace violence that many experts believe is closely associated with the increasing pressure people are feeling at work and overall uncertainty about jobs nationally. Stress or conflict at work, financial issues and even trouble at home can all contribute to workplace violence.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– California is a model of sensible gun laws. Its universal background check system, strong gun dealer regulations, and assault clip ban are just some of the laws that provide a roadmap to preventing gun violence. New Jersey ranked second on the scorecard, while Arizona, Alaska, and Utah do not have a single common sense gun law on their books, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
TRENTON – Sen. Nicholas P. Scutari said the Senate Judiciary Committee, which he chairs, will consider the nomination of Anne Patterson for a seat on the state Supreme Court.
STATE – Only eight percent of Americans rank Atlantic City as their top casino destination, according to a national telephone poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™. Las Vegas was the top choice of 47 percent of adults, while New Orleans was the top pick of 10 percent. Reno (five percent) and St. Louis (four percent) rounded out the list.
STATE — People in New Jersey are breathing dangerous levels of ozone air pollution (“smog”) and fine particle (“soot”) pollution, although levels of both pollutants have improved, according to the American Lung Association’s State of the Air 2011 report, which gave New Jersey very different grades for the most widespread outdoor pollutants that threaten the lives and health of Americans.