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Help from New Jersey Headed to Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Fiona

September 22, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey is sending aid to Puerto Rico to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona, which made landfall on Sunday, September 18. The storm brought more than 20 inches of rain and heavy wind, causing major infrastructure damage and power outages to the island.

"Our hearts and prayers are with the people of Puerto Rico during this devastating time," Gov. Phil ...

Chipotle to Pay New Jersey $7.75 Million to Settle Child Labor Law Violations

TRENTON, NJ — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay the State of New Jersey a record $7.75 million to settle child labor law violations.

A 2020 New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) audit identified more than 30,000 violations that impacted minors at Chipotle locations in New Jersey. Those violations included Chipotle not abiding by limits on the number of hours ...

John Donnadio Advocates for County Government as Executive Director of the New Jersey Association of Counties

TRENTON, NJ — Sometimes, John Donnadio finds himself in 21 places at once.

As executive director of the New Jersey Association of Counties (NJAC), he’s an advocate for county government in Trenton and works with legislators and the governor’s office. At the local level, the NJAC is a nonpartisan and bipartisan resource for leaders and administrators in all 21 counties in New ...

New Database Contains Information on Police Internal Affairs Investigations in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Attorney General's Office has launched a new, searchable database about police agencies’ internal affairs investigations around the state.

Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin's office says in a news release that it's thought to be the most comprehensive compilation of internal affairs information made accessible by ...

First in the Nation: New Jersey Students Will Learn About Climate Change This Year

TRENTON, NJ — Most students around the state head back to school this week and they'll soon learn about climate change.

New Jersey is the first state in the nation to implement climate change education in grades K-12.

"I cannot be more thrilled about the future for our students and for our state,” First Lady Tammy Murphy said in a news release. “New ...

Jim McGreevey: New Jersey’s Happier Warrior

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Former Governor Jim McGreevey’s political star fell to earth 18 years ago, but he remains a shining light to thousands of prisoners each year looking to work their way back into society and keep out of the clink.

Since resigning in political disgrace over a sexual affair with a man, Golan Cipel, while married to his second wife, McGreevey’s life has ...

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New Jersey's Reintroduction to Regional Rail

NEW JERSEY — Thousands of New Jerseyans every year take the regional Amtrak train, mostly from Newark, Metropark and Trenton.

The regional trains are a step below the faster, more expensive Acela, and a step above New Jersey Transit trains trundling locally along the same main line between New York City and Philadelphia (with SEPTA).

Over the decades, I had taken the regionals ...