BRIDGEWATER – Smartphones, digital cameras, and the increase in social media sites all make it easier to share information with “friends” and “followers.” During the holiday season, Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company warns consumers that growing comfort with and trust in social media may increase the risk of theft due to information shared.
TRENTON – As motorists begin to pack up their cars and drive in droves to visit family and friends for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the Division of Highway Traffic Safety today urged drivers to exercise good driving habits during their travels.
From The Center for Public Integrity: The three pillars of what’s often dubbed Newt Inc. — two for-profit groups and one defunct political committee — raked in more than $105 million in revenue and donations from 2001 through 2010 while Newt Gingrich was eyeing a political comeback.
From The Center for Public Integrity: Darcy Parmer ran into trouble soon after she started her job as a fraud analyst at Wells Fargo Bank. Her bosses, she later claimed, were upset that she was, well, finding fraud.
From The Center for Public Integrity: In April 2006, Rachel Steinmetz, a senior loan underwriter at GreenPoint Mortgage Funding, flagged a loan application supported, she said, by a trio of frauds — overstated income, an overstated appraisal and a fake tenant lease agreement.
ELIZABETH — An Elizabeth police officer, who is currently suspended without pay, was indicted Friday on 58 counts stemming from an investigation that revealed he was allegedly shaking down undocumented immigrants for money, saying he would not turn them into authorities in exchange for payment, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced Monday.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Wisniewski, Jerry Green and Mila Jasey to require the installation of a fire suppression system in new single and two-family homes was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
TRENTON – The Assembly Higher Education Committee today released that would make changes to the NJ STARS and NJ STARS II scholarship programs aimed at securing their sustainability.
TRENTON – The Senate Transportation Committee approved legislation sponsored by state Senators Raymond J. Lesniak (D-Union) and Jeff Van Drew (Cape May/Cumberland/Atlantic) aimed at reducing wait times at Motor Vehicle Commission sites.
From The Center for Public Integrity: Nearly 50 countries that trade in high-priced Eastern Atlantic Bluefin Tuna agreed Saturday to transform an archaic paper-based method for tracking fish into a digitalized system that officials say will make it harder for fleets to smuggle plundered bluefin into market.