Â Â Â Â Paterson’s City Council wants to bar people from using the “N” word. But the symbolic measure passed last week carries no penalty. The Passaic County town is followingÂ in the footsteps of Irvington, which passed a similar resolution, and New York City and other U-S towns are also considering a ban.
Â Â New Jersey’s first batch of tests for steroid abuse among high school students have come back negative. None of the 150 athletes tested this fall showed signs of steroid use. New Jersey is the first state in the country to randomly test high school athletes for performance-enhancing drugs.
Â Â Â Â Democratic lawmakers are urging Governor Corzine to not call for any new taxes when he delivers his annual budget address this week. Thursday’s address marks Corzine’s second since becoming governor, this time amid a projected two billion-dollar budget deficit. His first plan sparked a fight with fellow Democrats in the Legislature, leaving the state without a budget for a week and briefly closing state government last July
New Jersey is contesting parts of a January court ruling that invalidated rules telling towns what they must do to make housing available to low-income residents. Continue Reading