One New Jersey lawmaker wants the State to ban the sale of menthol flavored cigarettes. Assemblyman Herb Conaway says the menthol placed in some cigarettes is addictive and the reason why some people continue to smoke. New Jersey would be the first state in the union to enact a ban.
Wawa bought itself some free publicity by offering all customers a free coffee Sunday to celebrate the Eagles’ appearance in Sunday’s Super Bowl. The chain announced that it has been loyal to Philadelphia sports fans and will offer the free java Sunday. No word if anything is for free if the Eagles actually win the…
He’s off the hook. Federal authorities pulled a 180 on Wednesday and decided to drop all corruption charges against New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez. Earlier this month, federal prosecutors announced they would seek a re-trial as quickly as possible.
Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie blasted democrats who were critical of President Trump’s State of the Union address last night. Christie works for ABC now, and stated that the democrats stood for nothing, even on issues that would unite both parties. Christie called the mood of the democrats “glum”.
New Jersey has its first fatality from the flu. NJ.com reports that a four year old girl from central New Jersey succumbed to the illness in December. The girl was not vaccinated; so far, the Garden State has 4,000 reported cases of the flu.
Governor Phil Murphy has selected a new leader of New Jersey Transit. On Tuesday Murphy introduced Kevin Corbett as the new executive director of the transit agency. Corbett has worked for a consulting company that has performed work for NJT.
A big beach project in central New Jersey will use dredge materials to help shore up the coastline. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced today that sand dredged from the Little Egg Inlet for navigation purposes will be placed on the southern beaches of Long Beach Island. The project will cost $18.4 million.
The mayor of one New Jersey beach community says he will file a lawsuit to stop a beach nourishment project to restore the beaches following Hurricane Sandy. Seaside Heights Mayor Anthony Vaz is supportive of the project, but believes it will destroy his town’s summer economy if it occurs during the summer months. NJ.com reports…
Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie has been hired by ABC News as a special contributor. Christie’s first pop on the airwaves will be Tuesday night following President Trump’s first State of the Union address. Christie was chosen due to his close ties with the President.
Another New Jersey republican has decided to retire. Longtime northern New Jersey Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen announced on Monday that he will not seek re-election in his 11th Congressional District. He joins local Congressman Frank LoBiondo with deciding to retire from Washington this year.