STATE – New Jersey won’t have a white Christmas this year, according to forecasts from the National Weather Service.
TRENTON — Legislation to provide an income tax credit to veterans who require psychological counseling and treatment upon returning home from war has been passed by the state Senate.
WEST TRENTON – In this tighter economic climate, consider giving a gift this holiday season that costs you nothing, but benefits everyone you know, and many people you’ll never even meet. Improve your defensive driving behaviors. The New Jersey State Police offer that simple advice to every motorist on the road over this Christmas and New Year’s Day in hopes that we can all enjoy a fatality-free holiday driving period.
FAIR LAWN – Columbia Bank, through their Columbia Bank Foundation, recently presented a $22,000 grant to the Wyckoff Volunteer Fire Department. This community grant was used to purchase new air bag equipment for emergency rescue operations.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed comprehensive arbitration reform legislation Tuesday, part of an effort to rein in the state’s high property taxes. The measure is the result of a bipartisan agreement reached on Dec. 9 with legislative leadership.
TRENTON – Legislation to help emergency medical technicians get back to work sooner was unanimously approved Monday by the state Senate.
STATE – New Jersey is one of ten states that lost a seat in the House of Representatives following the 2010 Census.
NEWARK – State Division of Consumer Affairs investigators, during an unannounced sweep of urban discount stores conducted this month, discovered holiday lights, decorations and other electrical items that bear counterfeit labels of the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) testing organization and may pose risks to consumers.
NEWARK – The former director of construction for P.C. Richard & Son Corporation was sentenced to five months in prison and five months of home confinement for accepting $80,000 in bribes from a New Jersey-based construction company, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Monday.
STATE — As Christmas quickly approaches, the New Jersey Division of the Salvation Army is experiencing a severe drop in donations. Kettle donations are down. Cash donations are down. However, requests for assistance are significantly up. And, the cost to provide services to the needy has skyrocketed in past years.