KEARNY – A motor vehicle stop on the New Jersey Turnpike last night led to the discovery of 50 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of $1.75 million, according to a State Police spokesman.
NEWARK – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has issued posters and flyers in Japanese and other Asian languages, with the important message “Before you Donate to Help Those Affected by the Disaster in Japan: Beware of Fraudulent Charities.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – After collaborating to get legislation passed that requires disclosure of fire safety records for college student housing, U.S. Sen. Frank L. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-8) introduced a bill on Thursday that would provide colleges students with fire safety education and training.
FORT MONMOUTH –Despite being the nation’s number one natural disaster, statistics continue to show that most people ignore the risks associated flooding and do not purchase flood insurance.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced Thursday that he is co-sponsoring legislation to ban the production, sale and possession of MDPV and mephedrone, synthetic chemicals being marketed and sold as “bath salts,” but used as recreational drugs.
TRENTON – New Jersey lawmakers plan to introduce legislation that would prevent the sale of drugs marketed as bath salts that can pack as much punch as cocaine or methamphetamines.
STATE – Gasoline prices are holding steady near $3.39 in New Jersey, but many motorists have already reached their breaking point from over three straight weeks of one price increase after another. The cumulative effect of higher fuel prices is causing some drivers to change their habits and to seek ways to save money at the pump.
TRENTON – A suspended senior state correction officer from Newark pleaded guilty to trafficking 22 kilograms of cocaine from Texas to New Jersey, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced Wednesday.
WOODBRIDGE – As members of the township’s police union protested outside, Gov. Chris Christie told a packed house at the Woodbridge Community Center that public employee pension costs are killing New Jersey’s future.
STATE – The 60 Plus Association, which touts itself as the conservative alternative to the AARP, has come out in support of state Sen. Raymond Lesniak’s legislation to deregulate New Jersey’s landline phone market.