State News

School funding heads to court

Parents, students and districts in 16 rural communities have filed a complaint to enforce a 2009 New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) order for K-12 school funding and high quality preschool under the School Funding Reform Act of 2008 (SFRA),…

ARTsee Open Studio tour returns

The 4th Annual ARTsee Open Studio will take place the weekend of October 4th and 5th from noon to 5:00pm, when 18 artists in Bernardsville and Bernards Township will open their private studio doors to the public or be featured…

New Jersey Farm Bureau Focus

FALL AGRITOURISM: It’s been a great year for beautiful week-end weather and retail farm marketing this growing season, and now it’s time for the autumn offerings of pumpkins, corn mazes, apples and hayrides. Consumers looking for summer vegetables that become…

Assembly aims to bans microbeads

TRENTON – The General Assembly approved legislation, 72-0, on Monday to address the growing environmental concerns over beauty products containing microbeads. The bill, A-3083, sponsored by Assembly Democrats Patrick Diegnan, Paul Moriarty, Tim Eustace and Linda Stender, prohibits the production, manufacture, and…

Blood drives scheduled

New Jersey Blood Services is asking for help to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types, but especially O-negative – the “universal” blood which can be transfused into anyone in an emergency. In addition, hundreds of additional blood drives…