TRENTON – Senator Shirley K. Turner (D-Mercer) introduced legislation stiffening penalties for privacy invasion when the offense involves video taping and distributing images of someone in an intimate setting where that person would reasonably expect not to be observed.
PERTH AMBOY — The Outerbridge Crossing will be closed in both directions on Sunday, Oct. 3, between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. for a Port Authority training exercise.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Rutgers University Police Chief Rhonda Harris announced that an investigation into the invasion of privacy of an 18-year-old student is continuing, and will determine if there is probable cause to bring additional charges against two Rutgers students who have been named defendants in the case.
TRENTON – Two state assemblywomen are planning to introduce a bi-partisan “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” next month.
PLAINFIELD — The Union County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force is investigating the shooting death of a taxi driver this week in Plainfield, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. to create a rape shield law for civil cases was approved Thursday by the Assembly.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg and Robert Menendez announced the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) has awarded New Jersey more than $820,000 in federal funds to improve security in and around schools.
PERTH AMBOY– When a crisis affects the community, the Cathedral International Church answers the call with a solution.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) announced that New Jersey has reached 200 MW of solar capacity with more than 6,800 projects statewide.
CARTERET — Construction on the retail portion of P.C. Richard & Son’s Carteret facility is underway, Mayor Dan Reiman announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that $155 million in teen pregnancy prevention grants are being awarded to states, non-profit organizations, school districts, universities, and others – including nearly $3.9 million in New Jersey.
TRENTON – Legislation to help streamline state government by getting rid of inactive boards, commissions, committees and task forces was given final legislative approval 74-0 Thursday by the Assembly.
EDISON – The Township of Edison is planning a bus trip to New York City this Thanksgiving.