A teachers strike is looming at Rutgers University. Teachers have picked up picket signs this week and suggest that a job action is coming very soon unless a new contract agreement comes quickly. Nearly 70,000 students would be affected if the strike happens before the end of the current semester.
Governor Phil Murphy says New Jersey must legalize marijuana by the end of the month, or he will use an executive order to personally expand the medical marijuana program. Murphy is tired of watching the state legislature fail to legalize pot. Murphy says the state is holding back enormous demand for medical marijuana access.
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has introduced a bill in the United States Senate to explore reparations to be made for families of former slaves. Booker wants to create a commission to explore reparations for African American descendants of slavery, saying “white supremacy and racism have oppressed African Americans economically for generations”.
A man lost his life during a skydiving accident in Williamstown late Sunday afternoon. Police say the man was a veteran of skydiving with more than 1,000 jumps during his lifetime. There was an accident following the deployment of his parachute.
There is another forest fire in South Jersey. This time the fire is located near Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County. As of the overnight hours, 1,200 acres were burning. A red flag warning was issued for the enhanced risk of forest fires due to windy conditions, and very low humidity.
New Jerseyans honeymoon with Governor Phil Murphy appears to be over. A new Rutgers University Eagleton Institute poll shows Murphy’s disapproval rating increasing by double digits since the last poll. 43 percent of state residents now look unfavorably upon Murphy’s job performance.
Governor Phil Murphy has compared the state’s efforts to legalize marijuana to the space program that resulted in a man landing on a moon. During a media interview this week, Murphy compared the repeated effort to legalize pot to the moon landing, saying “history does not get made overnight”. Murphy insists state leaders will get…
A weekend forest fire that charred over 11,000 acres of woodlands in Burlington County was started by humans. Fire officials say the fire started in a remote area in Woodland Township, often the scene of illegal bonfires. State officials continue to investigate.
A 52 year old police sergeant with the Long Beach Township Police Department has been suspended for accessing some secure information on a computer system for his own personal gain. Gerard Traynor faces two counts of illegal computer criminal activity. He also works as an attorney in Galloway Township.
There has been full containment of a forest fire in Burlington County in the Pinelands. Fire officials say over 11,000 acres burned during the weekend fire with smoke blowing north and visible from New York City. For a time, Route 72 in Burlington County was closed as a safety precaution.