LINDEN – School officials at McManus and Soehl middle schools in Linden recently announced their first marking period honor rolls.
TRENTON—New Jersey is moving away from mandatory minimum sentencing laws that represent a tough on crime posture in the fight against illegal drugs.
TRENTON – The state Senate voted 38-0 Thurday to approve a bill to apply the provisions of the “New Jersey Smoke Free Air Act” to restrict the use of electronic smoking devices, commonly known as “e-cigarettes.”
TRENTON – The New Jersey Senate approved a bill to require chain retail food establishments to provide nutrition information for any food or beverage item listed on its menu by a vote of 22 to 16 yesterday.
TRENTON – The state Senate approved a bill requiring public and private schools to conduct security drills to improve emergency preparedness was approved by a vote of 39-0 yesterday, receiving final legislative approval.
TRENTON – The state Senate approved a bill package which would make various changes to the New Jersey’s Medicaid program to improve oversight of spending and increase funding for family planning on Thursday.
TRENTON—As a result of state legal claims settled in the bankruptcy reorganization of the international mining and smelting firm ASARCO, LLC, more than $30 million will be paid to clean up formerly-owned ASARCO properties in New Jersey, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced yesterday.
MIDLOTHIAN, VA—The New Jersey City University women’s bowling team completed a perfect weekend in Virginia by winning five more matches and posted dominant results in Baker play to vault from seventh place to second overall among 20 schools on the final day of the Jeannette Lee Invitational hosted by St. Paul’s College on December 6.
PERTH AMBOY—Mayor Wilda Diaz invites Perth Amboy residents to share a special evening in celebration of Chanukah on Sunday, Dec. 13.
ELIZABETH – Incidents of violence, vandalism, weapons, and substance abuse have decreased from the prior year in Elizabeth Public Schools according to the most recent available statistics on the New Jersey Department of Education’s website.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg introduced legislation to require bottled water producers to include information about the origin and quality of the water on the packaging.
RAHWAY—Jennifer Ward’s first grade class at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway made holiday cards for veterans.
EDISON – Township officials will be joined by community, family and friends at Edison’s annual Festival of Lights celebration on Monday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. This special holiday event is being staged inside the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison.