New Jersey Updates Recreational Fish Consumption Advisories

TRENTON – As a public service, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Health and Senior Services today reminded anglers to be aware of routine fish advisories that are in place for fish caught recreationally in New Jersey. These advisories allow members of the public to make informed choices about the fish they catch and eat.

Celebrating Arbor Day In Union County

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WESTFIELD — Union County Freeholder Deborah Scanlon and Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich speak with Jordyn Scott-Spann and Zohn Coles from Connecticut Farms Elementary School in Union as the students learn how to properly plant and care for trees at the Williams Nursery in Westfield.

Morristown’s Speedwell Avenue Redevelopment Nears Approval

Morristown’s Speedwell Avenue redevelopment project appears to be heading towards approval. As reported by Maria Pfeifer in MorristownGreen.com, the Planning Board directed special counsel to prepare a resolution approving Phase 1 on the redevelopment plan, which calls for construction of residential units along Speedwell Avenue and Early Street.

ALEC Scraps Task Force Behind Support For Voter ID, ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws Nationwide

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The American Legislative Exchange Council — facing heavy pressure for backing voter ID and ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws — has announced it is eliminating the task force that deals with such issues, and will focus instead on economic matters. The group’s controversial stands on voting rights and self-defense have been the subject of recent stories by the Center for Public Integrity.