CLARK — Students in Mrs. Peitz’s first grade class at Valley Road School in Clark recently enjoyed a break from their regular schoolwork to make their own gingerbread houses.
As millions of unemployed Americans struggle to make ends meet amidst an economy still in shambles, a note is quietly slid under the door: “Give us $800 billion in tax breaks or your unemployment benefits are history!” In a classic made-for-television cop drama, this is the part where the heroic police captain would emphatically declare, “We don’t negotiate with hostage-takers!”
TRENTON – Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot could be worth as much as $104 million.
ELIZABETH — A Garwood man who is a suspected member of the Bloods street gang pleaded guilty last week to extortion and possession of illegal drugs and will be sentenced to more than six years in state prison, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
TRENTON – A measure sponsored by state Sen. Nicholas P. Scutari (D-Linden) challenging the Christie Administration’s proposed rules for implementing the state’s medical marijuana law received final approval Monday in the Senate, starting the 30-day clock for the administration to amend the regulations.
TRENTON – “Sara’s Law,” which would establish a program to allow law enforcement officials to contact emergency contacts in the event of a motor vehicle accident was unanimously approved by the Senate Monday.
TRENTON – Legislation to prohibit public transportation operators from using a wireless telephone or electronic communication device while their vehicles are moving received final legislative approval on Monday.
WEST TRENTON – What do you get when you put New Jersey’s top law enforcement leaders and national intelligence experts in the Northeast’s premier fusion center to talk about priorities? Essentially, you get the roadmap to fighting crime more effectively in tough economic times.
TRENTON – Legislation to reform and modernize New Jersey’s civil service system was approved by the full Assembly on Monday by a vote of 43 – 32.