TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation enhancing penalties for intentionally killing an on-duty police or search and rescue dog on Wednesday. The measure is named “Schultz’s Law” in honor of a Gloucester Township police dog killed by a crime suspect last year.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation intended to help New Jersey address the long-term needs of residents with Alzheimer’s disease on Wednesday.
ELIZABETH — The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating the shooting death of an Elizabeth man that happened Wednesday, Prosecutor Theodore Romankow announced.
TRENTON – The Assembly is expected to vote on the controversial public worker pension and health benefit reform bill today. A handful of state Senate Democrats joined with the Republican minority to approve the legislation on Monday, so if the Assembly passes the bill it will head to the governor’s desk.
TRENTON – Legislation to include cheerleading in the student-athlete head injury safety training program has been released by the Assembly Education Committee.
HILLSIDE – An artist known for his paintings of hamburgers is launching a new venture to help food banks around the nation, including the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Middlesex County is partnering with nine municipalities and Safe Kids Middlesex County of the Level 1 Trauma Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in a program to prevent traumatic brain injuries.
STATE — NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers to work blood drives.
CRANFORD – Students from Linden High School once again this year attended the annual prom of the Cerebral Palsy League’s Jardine Academy, held June 3. The Jardine students were thrilled to share this rite of passage with the young volunteers from Linden, according to Barry Bullis, Jardine’s principal.