State News

Carmen Berkley addressed civil rights symposium

“Racism is not over, brothers and sisters,” said Carmen Berkley, the keynote speaker today at the Eleventh Annual Fannie Lou Hamer Human and Civil Rights Symposium at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. “In 2014, it’s built into our…

Springfield car dealer settles consumer fraud action

NEWARK – The state Division of Consumer Affairs settled a lawsuit against 21st Century Auto Group, Inc., a dealership that sells high-end used luxury cars such as Lamborghinis and BMWs, in exchange for $130,000, a promise to satisfy dozens of…

New Jersey boy died from EV-D68

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that Eli Waller, a New Jersey boy, died after he was infected with enterovirus 68. “He was asymptomatic and fine, and the next morning he had passed,” said Jeffrey Plunkett, the Hamilton Township…

Navy’s newest admiral is a New Jersey native

A woman raised in the Jersey shore community of Lafayette is the newest rear admiral in the U.S. Navy. Rear Admiral Linnea J. Sommer-Weddington was promoted during a ceremony at Naval Air Station North Island in Coronado, California, Oct. 4. “Becoming a flag officer…

Lesniak protecting wild elephant population

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Raymond Lesniak, who authored the first state law in the country banning the importation and sale of ivory products, will lead a rally in the nation’s capitol on Saturday calling for a national ban on the commercial…

Sexual abuse allegation sidelines Short Hills pastor 

Monsignor George Trabold has stepped down from St. Rose of Lima in Millburn, where he has been pastor for the past 16 years, while the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark investigates an allegation of child sexual abuse in a Bergenfield parish 40 years…

Awareness of life-saving techniques has increased

As New Jerseyans become more health conscious, they also have gained an appreciation for the importance of learning to perform two potentially life-saving techniques, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the Heimlich maneuver. The latest Rutgers-Eagleton Health Series poll finds that since…

Women entrepreneurs rock the legendary Stone Pony

LINCROFT  – On October 20, 2014, America’s Small Business Development Center New Jersey at Brookdale Community College will present the inaugural “Women Entrepreneurs Rock” female founders event at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ from 6-9pm (and networking…