Sex offenders in the Garden State will not be subject to total bans from using the internet. The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled this week that a total internet ban for a convicted sex offender identified only as “J.I.” was not necessary, and the court ruled that internet access is a basic need of modern…
Governor Chris Christie’s proposed state budget wipes out $7.5 million used for security at parochial schools. NJ.com reports that the funding has been eliminated even though he previously stated that the security is clearly the responsibility of the state. ##
A Spirit Airlines jet that departed New York City Monday night had to make an emergency landing at Newark Liberty Airport due to an odor in the aircraft. Mechanics attempted to troubleshoot the problem, but found nothing; there were no injuries.
A federal indictment against New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez sticks, for now. The United States Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the case will not be dismissed by a federal court; the Third Circuit Court of Appeals based in Philadelphia ruled that Menendez needs to stand trial.
Former Saturday Night Live star Joe Piscopo will be running for governor in New Jersey this year as an independent candidate. NJ Advance Media reports that Piscopo has decided not to run as a republican because he was not able to conduct fund raising early enough to mount a campaign against other republican candidates.
One of the programs that could be extinguished by President Trump’s proposed budget is the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium. The President’s new budget would wipe out $73 million for Sea Grant programs around the country, and wipe out the one in New Jersey and in 32 other states around the country. ##
The biggest beach fill project in New Jersey this year will begin soon in Ortley Beach, Toms River. State officials announced that the $128 million project will be held in Ocean County and will result in a new 225-foot wide beach that will repair damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Legislation that would dedicate a portion of Route 55 to a fallen State Trooper has advanced in the New Jersey Assembly. A new bill has gained approval that would honor Trooper Frankie Williams who was killed in a motor vehicle accident on the highway on December 5th. The New Jersey Senate will now consider the…
Lawmakers in Trenton are getting an earful this week over funding requests as they fear major federal funding cuts courtesy of the Trump administration. Some groups appeared before the Assembly Budget Committee as the committee begins to tweak Governor Christie’s proposed budget. It will likely take until June before the budget is finally adopted.
Thousands of Atlantic City Electric customers who lost power during Tuesday’s winter storm have gotten their power back. The utility announced that the outages totaled 30,000 at one point, largely away from the shore where only rain and wind occurred. Most of the customers who lost power in Salem and Gloucester counties will have power…