HAMILTON – AAA, the leading provider of roadside assistance, responded to nearly 54,000 calls in January 2011 throughout New Jersey, a 21 percent increase compared to January 2010.
CARTERET – Mayor Dan Reiman has launched a new initiative against unauthorized apartments and other illegal housing.
CLARK – Police arrested a Rahway man who is accused of robbing a Raritan Road pharmacy with a box cutter last night.
NEWARK – The owner of numerous vacation travel club companies with a long history of consumer complaints in New Jersey, is barred from doing business in the state for no less than five years and cannot open or operate any such business in the future without state approval, under terms of a settlement with the Office of the Attorney General and State Division of Consumer Affairs that was announced yesterday.
HILLSIDE – A 76-year-old Hillside woman has filed a claim for damages against Union County, alleging that officers of the county sheriff’s department illegally entered her home and removed the entire contents because they had the wrong address of a foreclosure.
STATE — Thousands of New Jersey residents remain without power this afternoon as the result of an ice storm.
STATE — Thousands of New Jersey residents are without power this morning as a result of an ice storm.
At 8:30 a.m., about 15,000 PSE&G customers were without power due to icing on the utility’s equipment and on trees. Nearly 14,000 Jersey Central Power & Light customers were without electricity at 10:40 a.m
LINDEN — Carmen Southward, of Linden, was among 225 in attendance at a reapportionment commission hearing held in the Toms River Municipal Building on Saturday.
When called to the scene of a fire, firefighters bring many specialized tools with them. During the winter months, they bring a rather ordinary, but very important tool to fire calls — a shovel. That’s because very often when they arrive, they find a fire hydrant is still buried in snow.
Dear EarthTalk: Has the U.S., under Obama, increased or at least restored its family planning aid to developing countries that was cut when the Bush Administration first took office? — T. Healy, via e-mail