TRENTON– The bipartisan “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” advanced unanimously out of both the Assembly and Senate Education Committees on Monday.
TRENTON — Two New Jersey lawmakers are calling for an end to full body scans and pat down requirements for airline passengers.
TRENTON – Legislation Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono and Senator Diane Allen sponsored to combat harassment, intimidation and bullying among students was today released by a Senate committee.
TRENTON – An Assembly committee will consider anti-bullying legislation today. The hearing will be streamed live at: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.
NEWARK – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers intercepted a woman arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport last month who allegedly had over 30 pounds of cocaine concealed within her checked luggage, officials said.
STATE – A state audit of a weatherization assistance program administered by the Department of Community Affairs revealed that just a fraction of federal grant money had been spent and that cost controls were not being implemented.
TRENTON — Squirrels aren’t the only ones focused on acorns this fall. At the Department of Environmental Protection’s Forest Nursery in Jackson, foresters and staff are hard at work collecting and sorting this year’s acorn crop in preparation for growing the next generation of oaks — trees that one day will spread shade, oxygen, and beauty across New Jersey.
STATE – The Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle campaign will begin on Friday, Nov. 19. As more people come to the Salvation Army to request help, the kettle drive becomes increasingly critical.
STATE – On Saturday, the American Medicine Chest Challenge (AMCC) — 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 — will be held in 100 communities throughout New Jersey, through the coordination of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and the Sheriffs’ Association of New Jersey (SANJ).
EDISON — On Saturday, Nov. 13, the NJ Department of Children and Families is hosting a community-wide resource fair.