State News

NJ Republican Wants To Bring Back Death Penalty

TRENTON – State Sen. Robert Singer (R-Ocean) introduced legislation this week that would reinstate the death penalty for those who murder a child, kill a police officer in the line of duty or commit a terrorist attack that results in fatalities.

Agreement Will Open Stretch Of Raritan River For Fish Spawning

TRENTON – The Department of Environmental Protection has secured a landmark agreement that will open up a large stretch of the Raritan River for fish spawning as compensation to the public for harm to natural resources caused by past pollution at a refinery and three polymer plants that were operated by or affiliated with the El Paso Corp., Commissioner Bob Martin announced Tuesday.

Vas Adviser Avoids Prison

NEWARK – A former advisor of convicted Perth Amboy politician Joseph Vas was sentenced to two years of probation for participating in a scheme to illegally funnel contributions into Vas’ 2006 Congressional primary campaign, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

New Jersey Residents Pessimistic About The Future

STATE – Two-thirds of New Jersey residents are not confident that life for their children’s generation will be better than it has been for them, according to the results of a new poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.