BRIDGEVILLE – New Jersey ranks 41st worst in the country for the lack of help it offers citizens to quit smoking according to the American Lung Association’s “Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2011” report that cites the five least quit-friendly states in the nation.
ELMWOOD PARK – Spencer Savings Bank, a mutually-owned community savings bank headquartered in Elmwood Park, collected more than 1,500 pounds of food through its 2011 Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive in support of local community organizations, Loaves & Fishes Interfaith Food Pantry in Garfield, and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey in Hillside.
TRENTON – Renewed legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats to create the Back to Work NJ job creation and economic growth program was approved Monday by the Assembly.
TRENTON –The full Assembly approved a measure on Monday that is intended to help provide towns with a long-term solution to ward off future flooding problems.
TRENTON – The General Assembly approved a measure aimed at easing commuter bus congestion and delays on Monday by a vote of 65-9-4.
TRENTON – Forty people – including six former Motor Vehicle Commission clerks, 21 customers, and 13 brokers and other intermediaries – have been indicted for allegedly participating in criminal rings that illegally sold New Jersey digital driver’s licenses to unauthorized persons at five local motor vehicle agencies, authorities announced.
TRENTON — The Department of Education today announced that the College and Career Readiness Task Force will hold two public hearings in December.
TRENTON – On Monday, the Assembly gave final approval to legislation sponsored to allow pharmacies in New Jersey to sell hypodermic syringes and needles without a prescription.
TRENTON – The State launched a stepped-up holiday drunk driving enforcement campaign today under the banner “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky announced.
TRENTON — In recognition of National Influenza Vaccination Week, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary O’Dowd today recommended that everyone six months of age and older should get a flu shot this winter.