ASBURY PARK — Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today that a state-sponsored gun buyback program will continue with events for residents of Monmouth County that will be held at churches in Asbury Park and Keansburg on March 8 and 9.
STATE – According to a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll, more than two-thirds of New Jersey residents haven’t heard about the Christie administration’s decision to award a multi-million contract for disaster cleanup to a politically connected Florida-based firm, which then donated $50,000 to a Republican organization that backed Gov. Chris Christie’s 2009 election campaign.
PRINCETON – New Jersey hospitals provided $2.3 billion in added benefits to their communities in 2011 above and beyond the healthcare services they provided to their patients, according to a new report from the New Jersey Hospital Association.
NEW BRUNSWICK – More than three months after Superstorm Sandy devastated large parts of New Jersey, nearly three-quarters of residents say that life is not yet back to normal. According to a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll, 77 percent call the storm a “transformative event.
TRENTON — Legislation that would deny any person on the FBI Terrorist Watchlist a firearms identification card or permit was approved by an Assembly panel today, 7-2-1. This measure is one of numerous bills in an Assembly Democratic gun violence prevention bill package.
STATE — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $640,000 to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to better protect wetlands throughout the state.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have risen 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.53 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,525 gas outlets in New Jersey. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.55 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) customers are advised that all vendor-run state inspections stations will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12, in recognition of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. All other MVC facilities, including agencies and driver testing sites, will be open, that day, during normal business hours.
TRENTON — The state Senate passed bipartisan legislation that would restrict the ability of young people to use spray tanning and tanning beds at tanning facilities.
WEST TRENTON – The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the National Weather Service, is monitoring a major coastal storm expected to impact the state today and tomorrow. The State Emergency Operations Center was activated at 7 a.m. today, and will remain open as long as necessary to meet anticipated challenging conditions.