TRENTON – With many people turning their thoughts to spring gardening, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin reminded residents to be mindful of the environment when applying lawn fertilizers and to obey a new law Gov. Christie recently signed to protect New Jersey’s waterways from misapplication of these products.
TRENTON – Black bears have exited their winter dens throughout New Jersey and are entering their most active period of the year as they search for food and mates, making encounters with humans in populated areas more likely.
RED BANK – The Bayshore Tea Party group filed a civil action in the state’s Superior Court to challenge the validity of the recently-approved New Jersey Legislative District Map.
TRENTON – State Senator Joseph F. Vitale, sponsor of the New Jersey Hero Act to increase organ donation in the Garden State, urged New Jersey residents to celebrate “Donate Life Month,” by signing up to be an organ donor in April.
SANDY HOOK – For 25 years, Clean Ocean Action has been organizing Beach Sweeps, where volunteers clean up litter by combing New Jersey’s 127 miles of coastline. In 2010, a record number of volunteers (8,372 citizens) collected more debris than ever (471,321 items).
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced Monday that its Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI) and Family Leave Insurance (FLI) benefit programs are replacing paper checks with electronic debit cards.
FAIR LAWN – Through the humanitarian efforts of their employees, Columbia Bank has raised $14,400 in support of Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Relief efforts. The relief funds were donated directly to the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Save the Children charities.
TRENTON — New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson today announced that a longstanding policy that bans trucks from the Garden State Parkway north of Interchange 105 in Tinton Falls, Monmouth County will remain in place.
TRENTON – A former state correction officer from Avenel pleaded guilty Monday to being a member of a network that smuggled pre-paid cell phones and drugs into Northern State Prison in Newark, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
NEWARK– As Americans file their income tax returns, New Jersey Citizen Action (NJCA) held a press conference today at its Free Tax Preparation Center in Newark to demand that the state Legislature and Gov. Chris Christie restore New Jersey’s Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for working families.