DISABILITIES EDUCATION FUNDING COMING TO NEW JERSEY

U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Frank R. Lautenberg announced the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs has awarded New Jersey $358,289,441 in funds through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to assist the state and local entities in providing free public education to children with disabilities. “All children deserve access to a…

MILAM BILL SIGNED INTO LAW, PROVIDES POSSIBLE TAX BREAK

Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Matthew Milam to provide a tax break to New Jersey workers has been signed into law. The law (A-3792) gives the state authority to lower temporary disability benefit contribution rates by employees commencing in 2012. “Giving the state authority to annually adjust the disability benefits rate will prevent excessive accumulations that have…

TWO CHARGED FOR MULTIPLE DRUG CHARGES

Two men were charged on Wednesday for drug and weapons possesion. Eric Eaton, 23, of Hamilton Township, and Bryant Nelson Jr., 24, of Atlantic City, were arrested as a result of a four-month-long investigation, during which Eaton and Nelson allegedly sold heroin to undercover operatives. The investigation led to the seizure of approximately 550 bags of heroin. Eaton…

SOME LOSE POWER DURING THUNDERSTORMS

The thunderstorms brought some power outages in South Jersey. Atlantic City Electric estimated that 800 customers were without power in Cape May County at around 10:15 p.m. on Thursday night. Cumberland County and Atlantic Counties combined for just over 600 outages as well. The power outages were throughout the area and not solely concentrated in one…