State News

September Is Minority & Multicultural Health Month

STATE – On Wednesday, New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh kicked off a month-long series of events to raise awareness of minority health issues and health disparities as part of Minority and Multicultural Health Month.

NJ Officials Advise Residents To Be Ready For Emergencies During National Preparedness Month

STATE — National Preparedness Month kicks-off today throughout the country. The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management offers these simple steps that New Jerseyians can do to prepare for the unforeseen as well as reduce stress and confusion during an actual emergency.

Court Awards Judgment Against Company That Sold Banned Toy in NJ

NEWARK – Superior Court Judge John F. Malone has ordered an Indiana-based company to pay New Jersey $67,321.50 after finding the company offered for sale and/or sold yo-yo waterballs to consumers here despite a 2008 state law banning the potentially hazardous toys.

Union County Grand Jury Indicts 3 Alleged Members Of Auto Theft Ring

TRENTON – Two New Jersey men and a resident of Ghana have been indicted for their alleged roles in a multi-county automobile theft ring, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced Tuesday.

FEMA Advises East Coast Residents To Prepare For Hurricane Season

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Hurricane Earl moves toward Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and then up toward the East Coast of the United States, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging all Americans in East Coast states to take steps now to prepare their families and businesses for hurricanes and severe weather.

Senate Democrats Call For Christie To Apologize

TRENTON – Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono sent a letter to Governor Chris Christie requesting that he apologize for his “disparaging and partisan attack on federal education officials” following the state’s error on the Race to the Top education funding application.

Lawmakers Are Pushing Colleges To Develop Plans For On-Campus Emergencies

TRENTON – With students returning to colleges and universities throughout New Jersey, Assembly Democrats Pamela R. Lampitt, Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Craig J. Coughlin are pushing legislation to ensure that colleges and universities have plans in place to address on-campus emergencies such as violent attacks or disease pandemics.