WASHINGTON, D.C. – States with weak gun laws supply guns to criminals in other states at a rate five times higher than dealers in states with stronger gun laws, according to a Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence analysis of newly released crime gun trace data. New Jersey’s strong gun laws, on the other hand, mean the state has the lowest rate of crime guns exported other than Hawaii.
LINDEN – A Linden man has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault, DWI and various other counts after he allegedly tried to ram a police car during an argument with his girlfriend.
TRENTON – Senator Bob Smith and Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein unveiled legislation on Tuesday intended to combat identity theft by requiring the hard drives of all digital copy machines to be wiped clean in order to protect sensitive, personal information, which is stored on each machine, in some cases in perpetuity, unbeknownst to millions of consumers.
PLAINSBORO — Three individuals were arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated at a sobriety checkpoint set up over the weekend as part of a program aimed at ensuring the safety of high school students during their prom and graduation celebrations, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Plainsboro Police Chief Richard Furda announced Monday.
TRENTON – The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will create reasonable new rules on public access to the state’s tidal waters, which include the ocean and rivers, with the goal of enhancing access while eliminating burdensome and costly access rules for local governments, businesses and property owners, Commissioner Bob Martin announced Tuesday.
TRENTON – A bill to allow adoptees in New Jersey to access medical history and birth records was approved by the Assembly Human Services Committee Monday by a vote of 6-0, with four abstentions.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced that a new traffic pattern will be implemented on Interstate 287 southbound over Possumtown Road in Piscataway Township.
CLARK — 177 cancer survivors lead the way during the “Survivor Celebration Lap” at the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Clark on Friday, June 11.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Attention caregivers, do you feel tired? Are you overwhelmed and stressed? Caring for a loved one can bring on those feelings. You are not alone.
UNION — The Salem Roadhouse Cafe at Townley Presbyterian Church, 829 Salem Road, Union, announced a special fundraiser show for the Haiti earthquake victims.
CLARK — The Clark Seniors monthly meeting will be held on Thursday, June 17.
NORTH BRUNSWICK – There is still time to sign up for The Foul Shot Doc Youth Basketball Clinic on Satrday, June 19.
UNION — The Union Public Library will host two sessions of a disaster preparedness presentation called “Be Red Cross Ready” on Thursday, June 17, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The sessions will be presented by the Tri-County chapter of the American Red Cross.