Bateman Measure Protecting Bees Becomes Law

January 15, 2018

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation sponsored by Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Mercer, Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex) to protect the state’s apiaries from pesticides by establishing beehive registries and a notification protocol has been signed into law.

"New Jersey wouldn’t be the Garden State without the help it gets from its bee population,” Bateman said.

Senate Approves Bateman Bill Expanding Basic Job Skills Training Program 


TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) that funds the expansion of an existing program that provides free basic skills training to thousands of workers each year.

“New Jersey should be aggressively working towards providing quality and concrete employment for its ...

Dog Dies After Being Left at PetSmart; SPCA and Family Seek Answers

RARITAN TWP., NJ – This is a story about Scruffles and it is not a happy one.

Scruffles was an eight-year-old bulldog, a pet loved by Danielle DiNapoli and her family. Their story has gone viral on Facebook with more than 14,000 shares and nearly 10,000 comments, leading DiNapoli to create a “Justice for Scruffles” Facebook page.

DiNapoli said she just wants answers. She ...

Ciattarelli Measure Raising Awareness of Rare Childhood Disease Advances

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli (R-16h) designating April 23 as Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva Awareness Day has passed the Assembly Health and Senior Service Committee.

The bill is also sponsored by Assemblyman Ron Dancer and Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick; it was approved by the committee by a 10-0 vote.

The extremely rare ...

Statewide Steroid Testing of High School Athletes Yields One Positive Result


ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – The results are in for NJSIAA’s 2016-17 random steroid testing program for New Jersey’s scholastic athletes. Of the 502 male and female student-athletes tested, one was found to be positive for any of 80 banned substances, including anabolic steroids. 

The athletes tested under the annual NJSIAA program – all of whom were drawn from ...

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