New Jersey Unveils Strategic Recommendations For Battling Invasive Species

TRENTON—New Jersey can wage a successful war on invasive plants, animals and insects if its arsenal includes tougher prevention methods, early detection of harmful species, faster response to limit environmental damage, and greater public awareness, according to a strategic plan released Thursday by Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Mark N. Mauriello.

Bodek Earns Degree

LINDEN—On Dec. 19, 2009, Linden resident Beth Ann Bodek graduated Magna Cum Laude from East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pa., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and a Bachelor of Science degree in social studies.

Lesniak Gay Marriage Law Loses

TRENTON — The state Senate rejected — by a vote of 14 to 20, with six senators not voting — a bill sponsored by Sen. Raymond Lesniak aimed at legalizing gay marriage in New Jersey.