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TRICK-OR-TREATING SAFETY TIPS FOR HALLOWEEN

Police are always urging additional precautions taken for Halloween. Kids will be out walking door-to-door collecting candy and it can lead to more chances for accidents. Some tips for parents include pick brightly colored costumes or add your own reflective tape so motorists can see your kids, to avoid tripping, make sure your child’s costume…

HEROIN DISCOVERED IN SOMERS POINT BUST

A search warrant was executed Thursday morning in Somers Point and led to the discovery of 250 bags of heroin. Police arrested Lamar Harris, 25 years old, of Somers Point, who was found in possession of cocaine and marijuana and $2,500 in cash. Harris was charged with possession, possession with intent to distribute, and possession with intent…

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BILL WOULD TAKE DEEPER LOOK AT STATE WORKFORCE

An Assembly panel approved legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak to require the state Employment and Training Commission to prepare an annual report on the state’s workforce. Andrzejczak said the intent of the legislation is to ensure a comprehensive report is available for the Department of Labor to help establish a clearer picture of New…

FIOCCHI TO PROPOSE BILL TO PROTECT 911 FUNDS

Money that is supposed to be used towards advancing 911 technology isn’t its own dedicated fund. Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi wants to fix that. Fiocchi said he is going to propose legislation aimed at ensuring dollars earmarked towards those advancements don’t go into the general fund. The assemblyman noted just two years ago with Hurricane Sandy…

BILL TO SUPPORT LOCALLY GROWN PRODUCE ADVANCES

Legislation aimed at getting schools to buy produce locally advanced in the Assembly. Assemblyman Sgt. Bob Andrzejczak sponsored the measure to encourage schools to buy locally-sourced foods. The bill would require school districts that contract for a supply of fruits, vegetables, dairy, poultry, seafood or other agricultural products to give preference to products grown, produced…

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NEW POLLING NUMBERS ON SANDY RECOVERY

A new poll looks at Hurricane Sandy recovery in the state for the storm’s second year anniversary. The Monmouth University Poll says that currently, a majority (54%) of New Jersey residents are satisfied with the state’s Sandy recovery effort to date, while 35% are dissatisfied. This result marks an improvement from the 48% satisfied to…