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.
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.
ELIZABETH—Sensitive to the needs of those less fortunate than themselves, students at St. Mary of the Assumption High School in Elizabeth collected 85 clean, gently used coats and jackets and distributed them to St. Joseph’s Social Service Center.
ELIZABETH – The Stop & Shop Supermarket in Elizabeth raised over $1,675 for the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and local food pantries to help provide hunger relief to area residents.
ROSELLE—When teachers say their class is a zoo, they’re usually not happy about it, but two teachers at Harrison Elementary School in Roselle are proud of their “wild” classrooms.
RAHWAY—Fifth grade students in Deborah Prakapas’s class at Roosevelt School in Rahway are hard at work practicing their math and word processing skills on the laptop computers.
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.
TRENTON – By a vote of 20-14, New Jersey state senators rejected a bill that would have allowed homosexual couples to marry.
TRENTON—New Jersey is moving away from mandatory minimum sentencing laws that represent a tough on crime posture in the fight against illegal drugs.