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).
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.
TRENTON – New Jersey baseball fans can now show their rooting affiliation on their license plates. Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez announced the sale of license plates honoring the New York Yankees, the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies.
TRENTON – The bipartisan “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” is headed to Gov. Chris Christie’s desk. It was approved in the Assembly by a vote of 72-1-5, while the state Senate passed it with a 30-0 vote.
TRENTON – The state Assembly is scheduled to vote on the bi-partisan “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act” in a session scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. today. It will be streamed live at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.
PRINCETON – Efforts to reduce costs allowed New Jersey hospitals to post a modest increase in the statewide operating margin for year-end 2009, according to a report released by the New Jersey Hospital Association last week.
TRENTON –Former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas and a longtime aide have pleaded guilty to corruption charges, including charges that they solicited an illicit payment of $58,000 from a city vendor and illegally funneled money into Vas’ congressional campaign via straw donors to evade campaign funding and reporting rules.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow released the 2009 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) which shows the overall crime rate in New Jersey dropped nine percent compared to 2008, with a significant 15 percent drop in the number of murders reported statewide in 2009.
STATE – On Nov. 13, the American Medicine Chest Challenge — a public health initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and a statewide day of disposal of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine — was held in 100 communities throughout New Jersey, and resulted in thousands of residents disposing of over a ton of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine.
TRENTON – A longtime aide of former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas pleaded guilty today to conspiring with Vas to obtain an illicit payment from a city vendor and illegally funneling money into Vas’ congressional campaign via straw donors to evade campaign funding and reporting rules.