April 24, 1987 |
A House panel, without debate, gave unanimous approval yesterday to legislation that would restrict smoking in state-owned buildings to specially designated areas. The bill, which now moves to the full House, would prohibit smoking in public areas of the state's legislative, executive and judicial offices, including such places as the Capitol Rotunda, meeting rooms and reception areas. The ban would not affect county Courts of Common Pleas or district justice offices, according to its sponsor, Rep. Kenneth J. Cole (D., Adams)
December 13, 2001 |
Important legislation that was approved Monday by the Assembly and Senate and that would require the placement of defibrillators in state buildings could save an untold number of lives from sudden cardiac arrest. The American Heart Association has called sudden cardiac arrest a "major unresolved public health issue. " At least 220,000 Americans die from sudden cardiac arrest annually. We refer to sudden cardiac arrest as a "major unresolved public health issue" because the survival rate is barely 5 percent.
April 6, 2011 |
Former U.S. Rep. John Adler liked to watch silly movies, play catch, and attend his sons' sporting events. But the thing he enjoyed the most was family dinners, his sons Andrew and Oliver said at his funeral Wednesday. About 1,400 people, including his wife, Shelley, and other two sons, Jeffrey and Alex, packed Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill. The synagogue filled to capacity a half hour before the service began, so the staff opened a chapel where mourners could watch the service on closed-circuit television.
April 19, 2012
Flags to be lowered to honor fallen Marine TRENTON - Gov. Christie has ordered flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff Friday to honor a fallen Marine corporal. The flags will be lowered in tribute to Derek Kerns, 21, of Woodstown, who was killed last week in a training mission in Morocco. Kerns joined the Marines in September 2008, shortly after he graduated from Woodstown High School. He was a MV-22 crew chief with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, Marine Aircraft Group 26MV-22, and was based at New River Air Station in North Carolina.
April 22, 1997 |
The state Capitol is finally going cold turkey. Smoke-filled back rooms will still be allowed, but starting tomorrow, puffing in public areas in the Capitol and other state buildings across Pennsylvania will be prohibited except in a few designated areas. The restrictions "are being implemented because of fire, safety, health and long-term facility maintenance concerns," said Gary E. Crowell, secretary of the Department of General Services. Department spokeswoman Julie E. Ohlson said Friday's edict had been in the works before a February fire in a building next to the Capitol that was caused by a smoldering cigarette butt.
December 21, 2015 |
Funeral arrangements have been set for a New Jersey state trooper killed in a one-car crash in Salem County on Thursday. The services for Trooper Eli McCarson, 30, will be held Wednesday at Rowan University's Pfleeger Concert Hall in Glassboro, state police said Saturday. A viewing is scheduled from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., followed by a funeral at noon. McCarson will then be buried at a location that had not yet been disclosed Saturday. McCarson was on patrol when his car went off the right side of Quinton Alloway Road near Route 49 and struck a utility pole about 10:45 a.m. He was rushed to the Memorial Hospital of Salem County, where he died shortly after noon.
November 21, 1989 |
Inmates who set fire to buildings and tore through property during three days of rioting at the state prison at Camp Hill caused an estimated $15 million worth of damage, state officials said yesterday. It probably will be a year before reconstruction can begin on the 14 prison buildings that were destroyed - even under stepped-up, emergency procedures, said Pam DiSalvo, spokeswoman for the state Department of General Services. But as daunting as the job may seem, the state did get one break: Four months before the riots, the Casey administration decided to buy a new insurance policy to cover damage of $1 million or more to any state building.
March 26, 1988 |
Glassboro dropped a threat to tax the state after learning yesterday that the state erred when it said it would cut revenues the borough receives for hosting Glassboro State College. Municipalities traditionally receive money from the state in lieu of some of the real estate taxes that they are prohibited from collecting on state buildings within their town limits. Earlier this month, Glassboro received word from the state that those revenues - which last year amounted to $267,443 - would be cut by more than $47,000, to $219,121.
January 2, 2010 |
Some New Jersey business leaders are crying foul over legislative proposals that they say will cost the state money and jobs amid tough economic times, while proponents argue for needed cash in the pockets of low-wage workers. Four bills awaiting final votes during the Legislature's lame-duck session would extend wage laws to new sectors of the workforce, including school cafeteria workers, custodians at state buildings, and builders of affordable housing meant to be sold. Supporters say the changes would guarantee fair wages for people like Delores Jakob of Lumberton, known as "Miss D" at Bobby's Run Elementary School, where she makes desserts and salads, and runs the cash register.
April 28, 1991 |
A plan to lay off 283 civilian state police workers and assign their duties to uniformed state police has drawn fire from the head of the Trenton chapter of the workers' union. The union charged yesterday that the proposed cuts would jeopardize public safety. "Troopers should be on the road, not sitting at a desk answering telephones," said James Gray, who heads the Trenton Chapter of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Workers Local 195, which represents both operators and capital guards.