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LAWMAKERS VOTE TO BAN SMOKING FROM PUBLIC PARKS AND BEACHES

State lawmakers in both the Senate and Assembly approved a measure Monday that would ban smoking from public beaches and parks.  Exemptions are made for any parking lot adjacent to a public space; local towns may designate up to 15 percent of a public beach for smoking.  The measure goes before the full Assembly on …

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PRIMARY ELECTION DAY ARRIVES TUESDAY IN New Jersey

Tuesday is primary Election Day in New Jersey.  All eyes locally will be on the republican and democratic nominations for Congress as incumbent Frank LoBiondo has bowed out of the election this year.  There is also a contested race for two nominations for the Republican Party in Upper Township.  Polls open Tuesday at 6am, and …

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LAWMAKERS TO CONSIDER A BILL TO BAN BEACH SMOKING

Lawmakers in Trenton are poised to vote on a bill that would prohibit smoking on any beach in New Jersey.  Committees will meet on the measure that would allow only 15 percent or less of the beach to be designated for smoking.  Violators would face fines starting at $250.  There’s no language in the bill …

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