6th Annual Autism Awareness Swim & Play Fundraiser April 28

April 23, 2018

SAYREVILLE, NJ - April is National Autism Awareness Month, and Autism New Jersey has named the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) its designated “Ambassador Program” representative.

“We are honored and enormously proud to receive this designation,” said ESNCJ Superintendent Mark J. Finkelstein.

The ESCNJ holds its 6th Annual Autism Awareness Swim ...

NJ Assembly Speaker Proposes 3-Month Tax Amnesty to Raise Funds

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Robert Karabinchak and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin have proposed a 3-month state tax amnesty program to help raise revenue for the state Treasury..

“This works,” said Karabinchak (D-Middlesex). “We must consider all alternatives in these difficult budget times, and this is one that has proven to be effective and would be beneficial to ...

Rail Coalition Reaffirms One-Seat Ride Commitment to/from NYC

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Replacing longtime chairman and now-retired Somerset County Freeholder Peter S. Palmer, Union County Freeholder Bruce H. Bergen has been named chairman of the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition, a rail transit advocacy group representing towns and counties along the NJ Transit Raritan Valley line.

“Somerset County remains committed to the work of the Raritan Valley Rail ...

Lawmakers Go After Utilities for Charging Deceased Customers Early Termination Fees

TRENTON, NJ – The state Assembly has voted 76-0 with three abstentions to prohibit telephone, cable and utility companies from charging deceased customers early termination fees.

The measure specifically pertains to providers of: cable service, cell phone service, satellite service, electric generation service, heating oil service, gas supply service, Internet access service, ...

Students Testify on Behalf of Bog Turtle as Official State Reptile


TRENTON, NJ  - The Senate State Government, Waging, Tourism, and Historic Preservation Committee has approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex) to designate the bog turtle as New Jersey’s Official State Reptile.

“You used to be able to find bog turtles almost anywhere in New ...

NJ Attorney General Issues Directive on School Violence Threats


TRENTON, NJ – In the wake of the deadly Valentine's Day school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 students and teachers dead and other recent mass shootings, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has issued a statewide law enforcement directive to clarify that when local law enforcement agencies receive tips about suspicious activity related to terrorism or threatened ...

State Legislators Pass Package of Gun Control Measures

TRENTON, NJ -– The Extreme Risk Protective Order Act of 2018 - which authorizes new protective orders against those who pose a significant danger by either possessing or purchasing a firearm -  was one of several gun control measures passed by state legislators yesterday.

The Assembly bill was approved by a vote of 59-13- with 5 abstentions.

The flurry of votes came less than 48 ...

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