If you think vaping is a good idea, think again. The New Jersey Department of Health announced over the weekend that nine people have been hospitalized with severe lung illness after vaping. Many cases in New Jersey have been reported in people with no prior medical history.
A judge has ruled that New Jersey’s aid to dying law is not taking effect right away. The new rule which allows terminally ill patients to take their own lives has been halted by a judge. New Jersey democratic lawmakers are expressing outrage over the decision.
As summer winds down, gas prices begin to fall in New Jersey. Mid Atlantic AAA reports that the price for a gallon of gasoline now averages $2.79 in Cape May County, which is a nickel above the statewide average. The national average remains at $2.67.
Governor Phil Murphy has signed a new law that will require five high schools to not start classes until 8:30am so students can sleep in longer. Some advocates have pushed for later start times for high school students. A four-year trial program will begin; the school districts have not yet been selected.
Governor Phil Murphy put pen to paper Friday and signed a new law that eliminates a tax on short term rentals at the Jersey Shore. A special tax has been eliminated on short term Jersey Shore rentals that are actually rented by the owner of the properties. The tax will only be charged if the…
Senate President Steve Sweeney told NJ Advance Media that the state will make “one more run” at an attempt to legalize marijuana. Sweeney says it’s possible the issue could go before voters in a referendum question in November, 2020. Medical pot is legal in New Jersey, recreational pot is not.
Medically-assisted suicides are now legal in the Garden State. Today is the day where the new law takes effect that allows terminally ill patients to make end of life decisions. Two doctors must sign off on the medication, and the patient has to administer the dose to his or her own body.
A bolt of lightning likely struck the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge between South Jersey and Philadelphia Wednesday afternoon. Some toll booth machines were not working for the evening rush, and officials say it’s likely that lightning struck a toll booth. Confirmation regarding the strike may come Thursday.
Senator Robert Menendez wants to regulate beach umbrellas. Menendez held a press conference in Manasquan Monday to call for regulation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission so regulations on umbrellas can be improved. He says they become dangerous, while airborne.
Rocker Jon Bon Jovi will hold a political fundraiser for Senator Cory Booker on Long Island. Tickets will cost $1,000 to hang out with Bon Jovi and Booker. Bon Jovi has long supported democratic candidates and tickets.