Summit resident Betty Cox, who served in the NJ Assembly in the 1970s and represented Union County, has died.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick, R-Union, Morris and Somerset, issued a joint statement today regarding the death of former Assemblywoman Elizabeth "Betty" Cox, 85. The former legislator represented Union County: “Although Betty’s tenure as a legislator was brief, she served the people of New Jersey and her constituents in Union County with distinction and honor. Her service to our state and, in particular to Union County, is appreciated and will not be forgotten. On behalf of the Assembly Republican caucus, I wish to offer our sincerest condolences to Betty’s family and friends.” Cox served in the Assembly from November of 1971 to December of 1972. She also worked for the NJ Department of Community Affairs from 1991 to 2002 and …
Calls for Commissioner of Children and Families to adopt prevention plan within six months.
A bill championed by a pair of Monmouth County representatives that is aimed at preventing teen suicide was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Chris Christie, officials said. The bill — A-3659 — sponsored by state Assembly members Mary Pat Angelini and Dave Rible (both R-Monmouth), requires the Commissioner of Children and Families to develop and adopt a statewide youth suicide-prevention plan within the next six months. The prevention plan is to be developed in concert with the Department of Human Services and the New Jersey Youth Suicide Prevention Advisory Council. Under the bill, the plan will identify, collect and share data with state and local sources on youth suicide deaths, attempts and self-inflicted injuries, as well as promote …