New Jersey legislators are taking a big step toward ending puppy mills. The state Senate approved a bill in the first week of July that would require pet stores to only sell cats and dogs brought in from shelters. The bill passed by a vote of 27-8 and will head to the Assembly for debate.
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New technology currently being developed by the New Jersey Courts is expected to keep offenders out of prison – at least until their case is heard. The software will compile information to create risk profiles of alleged criminals so judges can quickly and accurately determine which ones are safe to release back into the community.
After three decades of slipping through the fingers of the legal system, an Elizabeth, N.J. woman is finally facing the consequences of her past. On July 17, Nelly Rincon-Rodriguez, 54, was ordered by a Superior Court judge in Salem, MA to begin serving a one-year sentence for possession of heroin and cocaine with intent to
Earlier this summer, New Jersey legislators passed two gun regulation bills and began plans to craft a third. This put the Democratic controlled Senate and Assembly in direct odds with Republican Governor Chris Christie, who opposes the measures. New Jersey gun laws are among the strictest in the country. Until April, state regulations required an
New Jersey lawmakers recently introduced Bill A3899, legislation that would make it illegal to declaw a pet. Declawing, which is performed mostly on cats, is a controversial topic among pet owners and veterinarians alike. Some vets simply won’t do it, while others feel the procedure can be performed humanely. Either way, the practice is quite