New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has joined an effort to strengthen gun control measures in our country. Murphy has joined leaders in Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island with creating the States for Gun Safety Coalition. All four states are governed by democrats.
If you need a job, Home Depot is looking for you. The retail chain announced that it will be hiring over 1,600 employees for its stores in the Garden State and over 80,000 new employees throughout the country. The hires are being made for the spring growing season.
New Jersey has created a brand new office to help battle the opioid crisis in the Garden State. The New Jersey Attorney General announced Thursday that the new Office of the Coordinator for Addiction Response and Enforcement Strategy, or NJCARES, has been established. The office also has a 24-hour help hotline for the public.
A ten year old boy was shot to death, his mother was wounded in a shooting that occurred in Asbury Park late Wednesday night. Police remain on the scene of the shooting that took place on Ridge Avenue. No details yet about a potential suspect or arrest.
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal will be making a major announcement Thursday regarding the State’s plan to battle the opioid crisis. Grewal will outline the plan during a keynote speech at Seton Hall Law School Thursday morning. The initiative is expected to include a new leadership strategy and various community outreach programs.
Some schools in the Garden State are dealing with reported threats of violence on social media. Schools in Monmouth and Ocean counties are dealing with new threats this week. There have been over a dozen school districts who have handled similar threats; none have been carried out.
A 28 year old man has been arrested and charged with breaking into a vacation home at the Jersey Shore to light a mattress on fire. Colin Kerlin of Ship Bottom was charged after he broke into a home on Long Beach Island last month. Kerlin drug the mattress to the master bedroom of the…
$75 million in funding for various women’s health care programs have been restored by Governor Phil Murphy. Murphy signed new legislation into law that restores funding that was stripped away by the Chris Christie administration. Murphy signed another measure that provides for contraceptives to be made available to women on Medicaid.
Some school districts throughout the Garden State are preparing for student walkouts as students demand much tighter gun laws in this country. More than a dozen school districts report walkouts are planned, but so far none are in our region. Not all walkouts are approved by the school districts.
Authorities are investigating a murder-suicide that occurred inside a health care facility in Sewell. A 76 year old man shot his wife inside the facility and then turned the gun on himself; the couple is from Mullica Hill. The man’s wife was a patient at the facility.