NEWARK – An array of organizations claiming to help American veterans, all with very similar and inspiring names – Disabled American Veterans; Disabled Veterans National Foundation; Disabled Veterans Services; Paralyzed Veterans of America; Veterans Support Foundation; and Wounded Warrior Project – dominate the list of New Jersey’s “Top 10 Most Inquired-About Charities” for the first half of 2012.
STATE – It’s not too early to begin thinking about home heating assistance.
NEWARK – Two South Carolina men admitted Monday that they transported 22 firearms that were stolen from gun shops in Tennessee and North Carolina into New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
METUCHEN — Detectives assigned to the New Jersey State Police Drug Trafficking Unit, in conjunction with federal and local authorities, seized 40 kilos of cocaine and over $1 million in cash from a Metuchen warehouse.
TRENTON – The former Director of the New Jersey Division of Taxation and an assistant deputy director were convicted today following a bench trial of official misconduct for accepting gifts from a collections company, OSI Collections Services Inc., while continuing to take action on the company’s contracts with the state to collect unpaid taxes, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
TRENTON – The Legislature today acted to approve a resolution allowing New Jersey voters to decide if judges should contribute the same amount to their pension and benefits as other state employees are required to under a law passed last year.
NEWARK – Two convicted felons who drove around New Jersey in a pickup truck painted with the names of first responders who perished in the collapse of the World Trade Center towers on 9-11 and solicited donations for surviving family members are being sued for allegedly defrauding the public by operating an unregistered charity.
UNION COUNTY–– Roselle Mayor Jamel Holley and Fanwood Mayor Colleen Mahr today lauded Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) for pushing for tighter regulations involving the mail order and online purchases of ammunition.
One of the reasons Americans seem so willing to tolerate the fact that 50 million of us are uninsured and almost 30 million more of us are underinsured is that most of us who have coverage assume we are OK. That nothing truly catastrophic will happen to us, and that, even if it did, our insurance policies will pay our bills and keep us whole.