STATE — On April 16, a consortium of New Jersey Tea Parties will hold a statewide convention at the National Conference Center, 399 Monmouth Street in East Windsor.
NEWARK — Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) announced last week that it will seek approval from the New Jersey Board of Utilities to upgrade transmission lines and substations from existing 138,000-volt (138kV) power to 230,000-volt (230kV) power in the northern and central regions of the state.
TRENTON – A Union County construction contractor pleaded guilty Friday to using a stolen identity, a fictitious company, and fraudulent documents to successfully bid on public projects, including a project to restore the Clinton Town dam in Hunterdon County, when his companies were barred from such projects, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
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.