STATE – A majority of Garden State residents support making sports betting legal at New Jersey racetracks and Atlantic City casinos; according to a newly-released poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind,™ 52 percent favor the idea while 31 percent oppose it.
STATE – Families, individuals and businesses in New Jersey that suffered damage from Hurricane Irene have about three weeks remaining to register for federal assistance.
STATE – Officials at the FEMA/State Joint Field Office announced that the Disaster Recovery Centers in New Jersey will be closed for Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10. They will re-open on Tuesday, Oct. 11 and resume normal hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
TRENTON – An Irvington man was convicted of participating in a drug ring that shipped more than 500 pounds of marijuana from Arizona to New Jersey, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced. Four other members of the drug ring pleaded guilty on the eve of the trial.
TRENTON— Shortcomings inherent in the new Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) law have the potential to create long-lasting negative consequences, and legislators should consider necessary adjustments to the law to protect students, according to the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA).
TRENTON– Since 2009, October in New Jersey has been designated as Blindness Awareness Month to stress the vital importance of Braille literacy; to build awareness about the prevention, treatment and cure of blindness and other visual impairments; and to highlight the resources available through the NJ State Library Talking Book & Braille Center (TBBC) and local libraries.
TRENTON – A former New Jersey Turnpike toll collector was sentenced to jail today for participating in a scheme in which he and two other toll collectors stole toll money, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced. The two other men were sentenced to jail last month.
STATE – Monday, Oct. 31, is the last day for residents affected by Hurricane Irene to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance.
STATE – Following in the footsteps of the “Occupy Wall Street” movement that began in New York last month, protesters have started a similar effort in the Garden State.
NEWARK—Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers arrested an alleged internal heroin smuggler at Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday, Oct. 1, after CBP discovered three pellets of the suspected narcotic in his cargo shorts pocket.