New Jersey

June 21, 2018

NEW JERSEY STUDENT THREATENED GRADUATION SHOOTING

A student at a South Jersey high school threatened to shoot up the high school graduation ceremony.  19 year old Matthew Vanderbeek was charged with threatening a shooting at the New Egypt High School tradition.  A search warrant was executed at his home; he had tried to obtain a firearm.  He’s being held in the …

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June 21, 2018

ANIMAL CRUELTY LAW SPONSORED LOCALLY CLEARS ASSEMBLY

An animal cruelty law that was sponsored by local lawmakers has cleared the Assembly.The law requires animal abusers to pay up for the cost of caring for the animal they harmed.  The measure now goes to the full Senate for consideration. The post ANIMA...
June 21, 2018

STATE MAY IMPOSE FEES ON USE OF SINGLE USE PLASTIC BAGS

State lawmakers could approve a bill before the weekend that attempts to penalize users of both plastic and paper shopping bags.  The bill is seen by some as an attempt to generate additional income in the budget, and not solve a problem.  Some shore communities have passed laws banning the use of some single use …

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June 20, 2018

DEMOCRATS CRUSHING THEIR GOVERNOR, ALLEGE “POLITICKING”

Democratic leaders in Trenton continue to blast their own party’s governor, Phil Murphy.  Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin says Murphy is still “campaigning” when he should instead be leading the state.  Both sides are deeply divided over a new budget and a government shutdown is possible.  New Jersey needs a spending plan in ten days or …

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