New Jersey

July 24, 2017

SWEENEY: GOVERNOR SHOULD STILL BE GOVERNOR OUT OF STATE

Senate President Steve Sweeney says the governor of New Jersey should still be the governor when he or she travels out of state. Sweeney will be the acting governor for two days this week since both Governor Christie and Lt. Gov. Guadagno will be atte...
July 23, 2017

COAST GUARD SAVES TWO FROM SHARK FILLED WATER

The United States Coast Guard rescued two people from a sinking boat in shark-filled waters near Sandy Hook on Friday. A civilian rescued the two people from a raft while Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook brought the individuals back to shore in a boat. ##
July 23, 2017

STATE’S SMOKING AGE RISES TO 21 YEARS OLD ON NOVEMBER 1

New Jersey’s legal smoking age will rise from 19 to 21 years of age on November 1at. Governor Christie signed the new legislation into law just before the weekend. Only California and Hawaii also have similar age restrictions. ##
July 21, 2017

DEATH TOLL FROM DRUG OVERDOSES SURPASSED 2,000 LAST YEAR

The number of deaths in New Jersey attributed to drug overdoses spiked by about 20 percent in 2016 over the prior year. A study by NJ Advance Media shows that there were likely 2,100 deaths attributed to heroin, opioids and other drugs in the Garden S...