DISORDERLY MAN ASSAULTS POLICE IN LOWER

A man attacked police officers who were investigating a disorderly person call. Lower Township Police arrested the suspect identified as James J. O’Neill, of Wayne Ave. Wayne was charged with three counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and was transported to the Cape Regional Hospital for evaluation. The incident was reported on Wednesday…

CHRISTIE AND MARTIN CRITICIZE ARMY CORP

Governor Chris Christie and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today blasted the Army Corps of Engineers for dumping sediments from its Delaware River deepening project last month in New Jersey in disregard of a federal court order. A dike within the disposal facility later failed, causing a discharge into wetlands. The Army Corps…

DROUGHT WATCH IN EFFECT FOR STATE

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today issued an expanded, statewide drought watch, asking all state residents to voluntarily conserve water due to continued hot and dry conditions that have persisted all summer, and are taxing reservoir, stream and groundwater levels. The decision to expand an existing drought watch that had been in place…

ASSEMBLY SPEAKER RELEASES COMMENT ON "RACE TO TOP" HEARING

Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex) released the following statement at the conclusion of the Assembly Appropriations Committee’s hearing into the Christie administration’s $400 million Race to the Top mistake: “Today’s hearing was a start, but nothing more. “The testimony by education officials left too many unanswered questions about how this mistake was made, including…

ASSEMBLY SPEAKER RELEASES COMMENT ON “RACE TO TOP” HEARING

Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex) released the following statement at the conclusion of the Assembly Appropriations Committee’s hearing into the Christie administration’s $400 million Race to the Top mistake: “Today’s hearing was a start, but nothing more. “The testimony by education officials left too many unanswered questions about how this mistake was made, including…

NEXT GAMING SUMMIT TO BE HELD ON FRIDAY

Democratic lawmakers will convene on Friday in the Meadowlands for the second meeting of the legislative gaming summit called by Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver to examine the recommendations of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Gaming, Sports and Entertainment. The hearing, to be held at Pegasus West in the…