Over 150 people now being monitored for possible contact with Lassa Fever victim

assetContentFederal and state health officials have identified more than 150 people who possibly had contact with a patient who died of Lassa Fever, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. So far, most of those people face no danger, but six are at a high risk of having been exposed, CDC spokesman Benjamin Haynes… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 29th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Patient in N.J. dies of Lassa Fever, says CDC

Lassa_virusA U.S. traveler who recently returned from West Africa has died in a New Jersey hospital of Lassa Fever, the viral hemorrhagic fever rarely seen in the United States, the U.S.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced late Monday night. The unidentified traveler landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport May 17, flying from Liberia via… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 26th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Runaway cow escaped from Trenton slaughterhouse

assetContent (18)Hamilton Bovine I-295 Police and animal control officers chased a runaway cow through Hamilton and onto I-295 Friday morning before the animal was caught.

TRENTON — The cow that escaped onto Interstate 295 in Hamilton Friday morning – and later died – injured two people in Trenton shortly after escaping a slaughterhouse in the city’s Chambersburg… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , | No Comments »

Ex-postal worker stole IRS refund checks, feds allege

assetContentNEWARK — A former Monmouth County postal worker was arrested Friday for stealing more than $30,000 in federal tax refund checks through a scheme to steal the identity of others, New Jersey federal prosecutors say. Luis Martin, 24, of Trenton, was charged with stealing government funds when he was arrested by special agents from the IRS’… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Paul Fishman | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Halfacre Leaving The Christie Administration

Michael Halfacre

Michael Halfacre

Michael Halfacre submitted his resignation as Director of the New Jersey Division of Alcohol Beverage Control to Acting Attorney General John Hoffman yesterday, effective June 30,2015.

Under Halfacre’s leadership since March of 2012, the ABC is credited with cracking down on underage drinking, the sale of alcohol to the already intoxicated, and penalizing establishments that were scamming consumers by “drink substitution,” i.e. charging customers for the “top shelf” drinks they ordered while actually serving cheaper booze.

During Halfacre’s tenure, new laws were implemented for the brewing and distilling industry which have lead to an emerging micro brewing industry.  Additionally, new rules were written to regulate the direct sale of wine to consumers by out-of-state wineries.

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Posted: May 22nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Christie Administration, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control, Fair Haven, Mike Halfacre, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

As landmark N.J. trial looms against gay-to-straight conversion therapy group, more states ban practice

assetContent (16)TRENTON — Oregon this week became the third state after New Jersey and California to ban gay-to-straight conversion therapy for minors – a practice discredited by mental health professional organizations but defended by some religious groups – including one in Hudson County that will go on trial soon for defrauding the public. The Southern Poverty Law… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Report: FBI tells N.J. students that ISIS is actively recruiting

assetContent (15)HACKENSACK — An FBI intelligence analyst warned students at Bergen Arts and Sciences Charter School not to fall prey to the recruitment tactics of terror organization ISIS, according to a Record report. The presentation at the Hackensack charter school on Tuesday was part of a national outreach effort from federal officials on how the ISIS terror… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 20th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Education, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Self-serve gas not happening, N.J. senate president says

assetContent (13)TRENTON — State Senate President Stephen Sweeney has said it before and he’s saying it again: Drivers in New Jersey aren’t going to be pumping their own gas as long as he has any say in the matter. “I continue to support the full service requirement for New Jersey’s gas stations and I will oppose any… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , | 5 Comments »

Commuters lash into NJ Transit at first hike meeting

assetContent (12)A young homeowner told NJ Transit officials that a proposed 9 percent fare increase would drive his family out of the state. Ken Ramsey of Matawan said he and his wife commute to New York, where they work for non-profits. They lived in an apartment, and saved their money to buy a modest house in which… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, NJ DOT, NJ Transit | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

4 standout points made by President Obama in Camden

assetContent (11)President Barack Obama in his speech in Camden Monday touched on four main points, or reforms, he said are needed nationwide. Covering issues including police engagement, crime, youth and students, and the community, the president noted the city’s recent progress stating, “If it’s working here, it can work anywhere.” The cops Obama spoke about Camden County… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Barack Obama, Law Enforcement, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »