TRENTON – The state Legislature handed environmentalists two victories last week by banning a controversial natural gas drilling technique and affirming support for New Jersey’s participation in a regional program designed to reduce the production of greenhouse gases.
TRENTON – The state Senate approved a bill last week that would require one-room surgical practices to conform to the same level of oversight and regulation reserved for larger facilities by a vote of 30-8.
TRENTON – Last week, the Assembly passed a bill to ban the possession or sale of illegal drugs disguised as “bath salts.” It now heads to the Governor’s desk.
TRENTON – The Assembly approved a bill that would require the state Department of Education to include cheerleading in the student-athlete head injury safety training program last week.
TRENTON – The Assembly passed a bill that would require individuals arrested on suspicion of most violent crimes to contribute samples to New Jersey’s DNA database by a vote of 67-4-7 last week. The bill now goes to the governor for his consideration.
SOUTH RIVER – Sunny skies welcomed dozens of local residents to the grand re-opening of The Provident Bank’s newly-renovated South River branch on Saturday, June 18 at 6 Jackson Street in South River.
ELIZABETH – Postal Service officials are asking dog owners to do their part to reduce the frequency of dog bite injuries.
PERTH AMBOY — Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC), recently received a $12,500 grant from Northfield Bank Foundation in support of the medical center’s Center for Women, a Hologic designated Pink Ribbon FacilityTM.
MOUNTAINSIDE — The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series begins its 51st season of music on Wednesday evening, July 6, with a performance by “American Rapture” – a 17-member Rock and Soul Revue complete with marvelous singers and plenty of brass. This free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in Echo Lake Park in Mountainside.