State News

State Officials Promote Bone Marrow Match Registry

STATE – NJ Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh wants New Jersey residents to know that they can save the life of a person with cancer, sickle cell anemia, or other life-threatening disorder by becoming a bone marrow donor.

State Police Provide Tips For A Thanksgiving Commute That’s Easy As Pie

WEST TRENTON – Thanksgiving is traditionally the heaviest travel day of the year, a day when people want to be with family, or close friends. During the Thanksgiving holiday, more motorists are traveling with their families than any other time of the year.

Sweeney & Oliver Introduce Plan To Cap Police & Firefighter Arbitration Awards

TRENTON — Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver announced a plan to cap salary arbitration awards for police and firefighters at an average of two percent per year for at least the next three years.

NJ Transit Will Offer “Early Getaway” Service To Help Thanksgiving Travelers

STATE – NJ Transit will offer expanded “early getaway” rail and bus service on Wednesday, Nov. 24, to help Thanksgiving holiday travelers reach their destinations. Customer service representatives and volunteers will be deployed at major facilities to assist customers throughout the holiday period.

Homeland Security Expands Awareness Campaign To Fight Terrorism

TRENTON—Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg joined New Jersey State Police Deputy Superintendent of Homeland Security Lt. Col. Jerome Hatfield Monday to announce the state-wide expansion of the national “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign across New Jersey.

NJ Lawmaker Launches Petition Against TSA Airport Scanners

TRENTON — New Jersey state Sen. Mike Doherty has launched an online petition to support his efforts to put an end to invasive airport screening practices that have been implemented by the federal Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Prostitution Ring Leader Sentenced To 20 Years

CAMDEN – A Newark man who ran a prostitution business that operated in Newark, Irvington, Elizabeth, and Atlantic City was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sex trafficking and conspiring to deal firearms without a license, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.