Morning News Digest: September 14, 2009

N.J. Assembly Republican Policy Committee to hold second hearing on public corruption

The Assembly Republican Policy Committee will hold its second public hearing Wednesday to examine public corruption and how to combat it. Assembly Republican Whip Jon Bramnick, committee chairman, will facilitate the hearing which will explore the economic impact of public corruption on New Jersey and its residents. (The Star-Ledger)

N.J. catches more people violating fishing laws

New Jersey conservation officers are making more arrests for state fishing-law violations such as exceeding daily catch limits and fishing out of season, according to a report in The Press of Atlantic City. (The Star-Ledger)

Out-of-state pols spend more than $5M on N.J. Gov race

The two major-party candidates for New Jersey governor have been aided by more than $5 million from National Democratic and Republican organizations outside the state, according to a report in The Philadelphia Inqurier. (The Star-Ledger)

N.J. Democratic leaders name candidate to fill Joseph Roberts' Assembly seat

Democratic leaders have tabbed a party official to fill the ballot slot recently vacated by Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts Jr. (AP)

Families of Iraq War vets show their gratitude

As country singer Stephen Cochran belted out a tune on a stage behind the National Guard Armory, Allen Solimando of Emerson talked about his son and wiped away a tear. (Bautista, The Record)

Norcross gets Democrats' nod

During a convention Saturday, Democrats nominated Donald Norcross to run for the Camden-Gloucester Assembly seat left behind by retiring Assembly Speaker Joseph J. Roberts Jr. (Inquirer)

Lawsuit in Burlco over mock holdup

On the day before Christmas 2007, a masked gunman entered a health-center pharmacy and demanded OxyContin, according to a lawsuit filed in Burlington County. (Spolar, Inquirer)

Glassboro Board of Education gets safety grant from N.J. school group

The Glassboro Board of Education has received a grant from the New Jersey School Boards Association Insurance Group for safety and security improvements. (Gloucester County Times)

As New Jersey fishing laws increase, so do arrests

Brett Nicklow observed suspicious and probably illegal activity here in the inlet section off Melrose Avenue this summer. (Degener, Press of Atlantic City)

Route 72 bridge closing to last until 2010

Deck repairs on the Route 72 Dorland J. Henderson Memorial Bridge between Ship Bottom and Stafford will start on Wednesday and continue into spring, according to state Department of Transportation officials. (Higgs, Asbury Park Press)

Expansion project begins at Islam center, school in South Brunswick

A massive expansion is taking place at South Brunswick's Noor-Ul-Iman School and at the Islamic Society of Central Jersey, a nearby mosque that will almost double its prayer area when the project is completed. (Sparta, Courier News)

Local firm adds input on health care debate

A Collingswood company is a major contributor to the heated debate about how to make the nation's health care system more affordable and cost-effective. (Shamlin, Courier-Post)

Ricigliano wades into election sans Choi

At the center of Gov. Jon Corzine's turmoil in Middlesex County stands Edison, the biggest town of 25 Middlesex towns, and home to the most registered Democrats, where for Corzine, a civil war primary has bled dangerously into the general election. (Pizarro, PolitickerNJ) Morning News Digest: September 14, 2009