HAMILTON – One in four American drivers would be unable to pay for a car repair of $2,000 if faced with one today, according to the results of a survey released by AAA. The survey also found one in eight wouldn’t be able to pay for a repair bill of $1,000.
UNION COUNTY – Just as New Jersey’s state Legislative Districts were redrawn as a result of population shifts revealed in the 2010 Census, ten Union County communities could see their local ward boundaries adjusted during a public meeting next month.
UTICA, N.Y. – While three out of five U.S. adults believe that anonymity on the internet makes us less civil, just one out of five are in favor of forcing people to use their real names online according to a new poll by IBOPE Zogby.
NEWARK — NJ Transit will operate limited service on the Northeast Corridor and North Jersey Coast line this evening, and will continue to route Midtown Direct trains to and from Hoboken Terminal, following a minor train derailment in New York Penn Station this morning.
SOUTH AMBOY — Police are searching for a 2000 to 2003 Jeep Wrangler or Jeep Liberty to determine whether it was involved in the death of an 18-year-old Perth Amboy man who was struck and killed as he walked along the shoulder of Route 35 north in South Amboy nearly two weeks ago.
TRENTON – A state prison inmate was sentenced to an additional seven years in prison yesterday for organizing a smuggling scheme that used a correction officer to bring pre-paid cell phones and narcotics into Northern State Prison in Newark, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
LINDEN – High winds from a thunderstorm last night damaged property in a ten-block area in Linden, according to police.
STATE — New Jersey’s least experienced drivers are engaging in increasingly risky behavior behind the wheel. The troubling revelation comes in a recent study by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, co-sponsored by the state’s Division of Highway Traffic Safety.
You’re probably weary of being reminded to take precautions against identity theft, but here’s a wrinkle you may not have considered: Identity thieves have broadened their reach by harvesting children’s dormant Social Security numbers.
Dear EarthTalk: I heard about something called the Green Café Network. What is it and what are they trying to accomplish for the environment? — Jane Stevenson, Los Angeles, CA