WESTFIELD – Heeding President Barack Obama’s Monday night call for the public to speak out about the federal debt-limit stalemate, approximately 30 people turned out for a demonstration at Rep. Leonard Lance’s office in Westfield yesterday afternoon.
STATE – On Tuesday, the U.S. Postal Service announced plans to consider closing more than 10 percent of its nearly 32,000 retail offices nationwide, including 50 in New Jersey.
NEWARK – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and the State Division of Consumer Affairs have filed suit against two companies offering modeling and talent services and their owner, alleging, among other things, that they engaged in deceptive practices in order to entice consumers to enter into written agreements to pay for services that would purportedly assist their children in obtaining modeling and acting careers.
TRENTON – In a letter to US Attorney General Eric Holder, State Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak, the sponsor of legislation authorizing intrastate online gambling in New Jersey, reaffirmed that no federal law exists to preclude New Jersey from establishing such a program and that the federal government should not stand in the way of states choosing to exercise their rights.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Amir Mohamed Meshal, a natural born United States citizen, charging two agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and 12 other unknown U.S. government officials for allegedly violating his Constitutional rights.
STATE — Each summer at the end of August, The New Jersey Division of The Salvation Army holds a special five-day respite session at Camp Tecumseh for veterans and their families.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie is more closely associated with New Jersey than Bon Jovi or Bruce Springsteen, according to a newly-released national poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.
STATE — NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, needs of volunteers to work blood drives.
TRENTON – The Assembly Judiciary Committee will meet Wednesday to take testimony gauging the impact of the governor’s cuts to Legal Services of New Jersey and other legal assistance programs for the poor.
SEA GIRT – New Jersey Attorney General Paula T. Dow today hosted commencement exercises for 134 high school seniors from across the state as they completed a weeklong, police-oriented educational program with the 88th New Jersey State Police Trooper Youth Week training class. Of the 134 graduates, 9 of the cadets have a parent either active or retired from the State Police.