President Trump received an honorary badge from the New Jersey State Police, the unassigned Badge 45 that reflects Trump’s term as the 45th President. The presentation was made earlier this year at a private ceremony to show the State Police’s appreciation for Trump supporting law enforcement in our country. Photo: NJ State Police
Governor Christie again affirmed today that he knew nothing about the Bridgegate controversy as it unfolded. Christie appeared on a national news television show Tuesday morning and insists that he did not direct anyone to create traffic gridlock on our side of the George Washington Bridge for political retaliation.
Governor Christie announced Monday that drug companies will begin working on non-addictive pain medications in order to help combat the opioid crisis. Christie held a press conference in Trenton Monday and stressed that the public and private sectors must work together to solve this problem.
New Jersey likely will not be raising the State’s gasoline tax in October. The State is obligated to review the gasoline tax every year before November 1st, and all indications are the 23-cent gas tax will not be adjusted. The tax generates over $1.2 billion annually for the Garden State.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy says he will bring tuition-free college education to New Jersey if he’s elected in November. Murphy says other states successfully implement this program, and he believes that our work force needs better training. Murphy’s plan covers only associates’ degrees.
A 48 year old Pitman man has admitted to being in possession of 76,000 images of child pornography on his electronic devices. State Attorney General Christopher Porrino announced that John H. DeFay Jr. pleaded guilty in court Monday to a second degree crime of distribution of child pornography. DeFay may be sentenced to a term…
The son of a Florida doctor who provided Senator Robert Menendez with free flights tried to get the flight records hidden from public view. That testimony was offered up in Menendez’ federal corruption trial on Monday. The trial resumes this week in federal court.
A former heavyweight boxer who battled Larry Holmes for the world championship has died in a South Jersey industrial accident. 60 year old David Bey was reportedly killed during an industrial accident on the Camden waterfront. Bey worked as a Pyle driver.
Governor Christie will devote $200 million to a new plan that will fight the opioid epidemic in the Garden State. NJ.com reports that the funding will be target toward the uninsured, people on Medicaid, babies born with addiction issues, and their mothers. Funding will be stripped from eight state departments.
15,340 dogs and cats were euthanized in New Jersey last year. NJ.com reports that the numbers are down slightly from the previous year. In Cape May County, 17 dogs and 50 cats were put to sleep, according to the report.