Friday, December 9, 2022

Murphy wants to spend $100M to fight opioid addiction (but none on Christie-like ads)

Gov. Phil Murphy wants to spend $100 million to fight opioid addiction in New Jersey. But exactly how that money would be allocated is an open question. The governor, speaking at a a recovery house for people with drug addiction in Trenton on Tuesday,...

Medical marijuana is now available for chronic pain, anxiety, migraines

Effectively immediately, doctors in New Jersey can recommend their patients use medical marijuana to treat anxiety, various forms of chronic pain, migraines and Tourette's syndrome. The conditions have been added under the first stage of a wide-ranging expansion of the medicinal marijuana program announced...

Powerful Jersey Republican Frelinghuysen retiring

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, both the most powerful and endangered member of the New Jersey congressional delegation, announced Monday that he would not seek re-election. Frelinghuysen, R-11th Dist., gave no reason for retiring. He joins Rep. Frank LoBiondo, R-2nd Dist., as New Jersey...

A.J. Perri donates to local Military Families in Need

NEW JERSEY — A.J. Perri, a New Jersey-based provider of air conditioning, heating and plumbing services, has been giving back to military families in need by donating and installing HVAC and hot water systems free of charge. The Robertson, Gaines, Ozoria and Diaz families...

Pennacchio Highlights Growing Concerns About Marijuana Legalization

NEW JERSEY — Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) urged Governor Phil Murphy to slow his rush to legalize marijuana in New Jersey citing growing concerns about the impact of such a drastic move on young people and already struggling communities. Senator Joe Pennacchio urged Governor Phil...

You can now be fined for leaving pets outside in bad weather in N.J.

TRENTON -- A new state law bans leaving pets chained up outside in bad weather for extended periods of time, creating penalties for owners and allowing authorities to take custody of pets in some cases. The measure (S1640), signed by Gov. Chris Christie on...

Here’s how much Guadagno is trailing Murphy in fundraising

TRENTON -- Democratic gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy has a commanding fundraising lead over Republican opponent Kim Guadagno, who's received less than half the amount of state matching dollars than Murphy to date, officials announced. The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission announced Friday it...

NJ Blood Services seeks volunteers

parsippany focus
NEW JERSEY — NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers, to work blood drives. The blood mobile volunteer is an integral member of the blood collection team whose task it is assist donors with registration,...

Lottery Remains Operational During State Closure

TRENTON — The New Jersey State Lottery will remain fully operational during the closure of New Jersey State government. The sale of all games offered by the New Jersey Lottery will remain available for purchase. The game drawings for all online games offered through the Lottery,...

State Creates Highway “Safe Phone Zones” to Reduce Distracted Driving

NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Transportation, in a public-private partnership with GEICO, this week announced a new, statewide sponsorship of Rest Areas and Scenic Overlooks, rebranding them as “Safe Phone Zones.” As the summer season begins, with more drivers headed out on the roads,...

ATNJ Congratulates Murphy on Winning the Democratic Nomination

NEW JERSEY — The grassroots group of 18,000 members across the state offers our congratulations to Phil Murphy, who bested all other candidates in the Democratic primaries to become our nominee for Governor of New Jersey. They are united in solidarity as Democrats to work to get...

Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, Horizon team up to seek solutions to the opioid crisis

They walk into the large auditorium from every walk of life. The seats are filled with parents who have lost children due to opioid abuse; parents, grandparents and concerned community members seeking information on the links between prescribed opioids and heroin abuse to help...

Unemployment rate falls to 4.2 percent

TRENTON — New Jersey’s unemployment rate continued its decline for the fourth consecutive month in March, falling for the seventh time in the past eight months, according to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which fixed the rate at 4.2%. It...

Lt. Gov. Guadagno: Here’s how electing the attorney general restores trust in government

By Kim Guadagno Is the Office of the Governor in New Jersey too powerful? If you believe it is, like I do, it's time to have an honest conversation about how to fix it. I have put forward a bold plan that will begin...

Christie’s Not Sure Guadagno Can Do The Job… After She Did His? For Hundreds of Days!

Another day, Save Jerseyans, another dust-up between the former two-time running mates Chris Christie and Kim Guadagno. In case you missed it, our Governor appeared on Wednesday night's monthly ‘Ask the Governor' program which he co-hosts with NJ 101.5's Eric Scott, and he both...

Guadagno will enter N.J. governor race, reports say

TRENTON -- Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno will soon file paperwork and formally throw her hat in the ring in New Jersey's race for governor, according to several reports. The Asbury Park Press and Politico New Jersey reported Thursday morning that Gov. Chris Christie's second...

Adath Shalom Holding Pre-Super Bowl Party for People with Special Needs

PARSIPPANY — Adath Shalom, a synagogue at 841 Mountain Way, is sponsoring a party for people with special needs on Saturday, February 4. This “Half-Time Havdalah”, the night before the Super Bowl, is part of the synagogue’s outreach to adults with developmental disabilities and their families. The...

Assembly approves bill supporting the sale of home-baked food

PARSIPPANY — Legislation allowing home bakers to prepare cookies, cakes and pies for sale at fundraisers or for profit, sponsored by Assemblymen Anthony M. Bucco and John DiMaio, and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, was approved by the Assembly on December 19 by 76-0 vote. The bill (A3618/1974/4351) permits...

Bridgegate lawmakers leading fight against Christie’s newspaper ‘revenge bill’

TRENTON -- A pair of Democratic lawmakers who led the charge in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal that damaged Gov. Chris Christie's political ambitions are now fighting the governor's push to pull legal ads from newspapers. State Sen. Loretta Weinberg and Assemblyman...

Sluggish start to 2nd round of New Jersey bear hunt; Parsippany resident responds

The second and final stage of New Jersey's 2016 black bear hunt got off to a slow start Monday. Two months after 562 bears were killed over six days, the state's five weigh stations were reporting very little activity, state Department of Environmental Protection...