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.
STATE – Law enforcement officials are maintaining a state of heightened vigilance following the death of Osama bin Laden, particularly around New Jersey’s transportation hubs. Officials note that there have been no specific threats made.
STATE – There’s a terrific feeling of “freedom” when biking along the Jersey Shore. The cooler morning air when the mist begins to burn off is one of the best times of day to pedal near the beach. This feeling is what draws hundreds of participants to the annual Bike MS “Coast the Coast” event.
TRENTON -The Christie Administration today announced the award of nearly $16 million in grants to municipalities and counties to keep New Jersey clean through community litter cleanup efforts.
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.
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.
STATE – New Jersey’s new legislative map will have a strong impact on women, according to data released yesterday by the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.
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.
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.
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.