STATE – The New Jersey State Library, in partnership with PSEG Foundation and Praxair Foundation, reminds students, parents and teachers that free homework help is available to them at 109 public libraries through the popular Homework Help NJ program.
HAMILTON – More than 1 million New Jersey residents are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home for the Labor Day holiday weekend 2010; a increase of 9.6% compared to the 944,300 who traveled in 2009, AAA Mid-Atlantic projects.
TRENTON — Three members of an Atlantic County family were indicted today for their alleged roles in a scheme to stolen vehicles from New Jersey to the Republic of Ukraine via Elizabeth, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie fired state education commissioner Bret Schundler Friday morning following the controversy caused by the state’s failure to win $400 million in federal school funding due in part to an error on the application.
NEWARK — Vicente Esteves, 37, of Manalapan, was sentenced to a 25 year state prison term in connection with his role as the head of an international narcotics trafficking and money laundering enterprise which was based in Manalapan Township, officials announced Friday.
TRENTON – New Jersey Lottery Acting Executive Director Carole Hedinger urged New Jersey Lottery players to get their Jersey Cash 5 tickets as early as possible in advance of tonight’s drawing, which is worth an estimated $1.4 million top prize.
TRENTON–As the Environmental Protection Agency considers rules on regulating contaminated waste from coal plants, the Sierra Club released a report this week showing toxic materials in coal ash are an increasingly dangerous threat to our waterways and the environment.
TRENTON – Members of the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee heard testimony on state mandates on local governments Thursday, part of a series of hearings to find ways to control government spending that drives property tax increases.
TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono, chair of the Senate Legislative Oversight Committee, filed an Open Public Records Act request with the Department of Education for information regarding how the administration handled the “Race to the Top” application, which was ultimately submitted with an error that cost the state $400 million in education funding.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Senate has scheduled a vote to override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of legislation that would fund women’s health clinics.