NEWARK – With the busiest shopping day of the year just over one week away, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today reminded shoppers to know their rights about rainchecks, gift cards, and item refunds, and also to check the national list of recalled toys before going online or to stores this holiday shopping season.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Steve Rothman (D-NJ-9) blasted the House of Representatives for passing legislation that would allow gun owners to carry a concealed firearm across state lines, even if they weren’t issued a permit by the state they are visiting.
It’s a funny thing about our current place in human evolution. The first thing most folks ask when I tell them I’ve just seen Clint Eastwood’s “J. Edgar” is, “Was he gay? Did he wear a dress?” Ignoring for a moment the powerful force in American domestic affairs Hoover played, I answer, “looks like it,” but apologize for not knowing the dress size.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s October revenue collections were 3.1 percent under budgeted amounts, the state treasury department announced today. The drop off was blamed in part on weather-related disruptions of both the state’s normal economic activity and its tax collection efforts.
TRENTON – Fourteen grocery store owners and employees have been indicted for conspiring to steal more than $1 million from the federally funded Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program by means of fraudulent vouchers, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced today.
ROBBINSVILLE – A civil rights and entertainment pioneer … a 10-time major league All-Star and Hall of Famer … a Negro leagues star who broke the color barrier in the American League. Each is among the 10 Garden State sporting luminaries inducted into the NJSIAA Bollinger Hall of Fame, class of 2011.
Over a decade ago, unwanted telemarketing calls plagued New Jersey. We remember sitting at home when a telemarketer would interrupt our family dinner. AARP fought for, and won, the adoption of the Do Not Call list, which became federal law.
PERTH AMBOY— The Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc. (PRAHD), the City of Perth Amboy and the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission will host a Puerto Rican Discovery Day celebration this week, Mayor Wilda Diaz announced. All Perth Amboy residents and those of the surrounding communities are invited to commemorate Puerto Rico Discovery Day.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie is seeking a federal disaster declaration for 11 New Jersey counties sustaining damage as a result of a strong, unseasonable storm that brought early snow, heavy rain, and high winds to the state on Oct. 29. The storm’s conditions included high winds, rain, snow, and mixed freezing precipitation, coastal, stream and river flooding, downed trees and power lines, and associated widespread power outages.
STATE – New Jersey residents whose homes and properties sustained damage in Hurricane Irene have only two weeks left to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline is Nov. 30.