State News

State Imposes Penalty Against Newark Firm For Improper Bedbug Spraying

TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection imposed an $860,000 penalty on TVF Pest Control of Newark for misapplication of hazardous pesticides in residences to control bedbugs, Commissioner Bob Martin announced Monday.

Senator Starts Project To Record NJ Veterans’ History

NEW BRUNSWICK – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) was joined Monday by officials, veterans, and volunteers at Rutgers University to kick off his collaboration with the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project.

Storm Could Tuesday’s “Rush Hour” Into “Slush Hour”

STATE – State officials are advising drivers to slow down and exercise caution during Tuesday morning’s “rush hour” commute. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for much of the state from late tonight through Wednesday evening.

Street Gangs Present In 45% Of NJ Municipalities

STATE – According to a newly-released report by the New Jersey State Police, gangs are present in 45 percent of New Jersey’s municipalities. Nearly all of the state’s 566 municipalities responded to the survey, with only Elizabeth declining.

Cryan, Lesniak Have Ties To Alleged Organized Crime Figures

ELIZABETH – A reputed organized crime associate made political campaign contributions to Assemblyman Joe Cryan, whose legislative partner, state Sen. Ray Lesniak, wants to disband the commission created to drive the mob out of the waterfront in the Port of New York-New Jersey.

Legislation To Let NJ Residents Make Charity Contributions Via Tax Returns Advances

TRENTON – Legislation that would create new funds to benefit the New Jersey Red Cross, cancer research, active duty soldiers and the New Jersey Boys and Girls Clubs through voluntary contributions on the state’s corporate and personal income tax returns is moving forward.