STATE — New Jerseyans continue to be gloomy about their household finances. According to the most recent consumer survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business, just one in five New Jerseyans (21%) report they are better off than a year ago.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced today that the owner of several New Jersey loan modification companies has agreed to pay the state $805,000 and stay out of the foreclosure rescue business to resolve allegations he defrauded struggling homeowners who sought help in staving off foreclosure.
TRENTON – The Assembly Budget Committee will meet Monday to consider legislation to reform arbitration rules and limit sick leave payouts for public workers. The Assembly State Government Committee, meanwhile, will discuss civil service reform.
ELIZABETH – Community Access Unlimited (CAU), on behalf of its members with disabilities who live throughout Union County, applauded the recent signing of Rosa’s Law by President Obama, officially eliminating the terms “mental retardation” and “mentally retarded” from federal education, health and labor laws.
TRENTON—Antoine Dobson, a Deputy U.S. Marshal from Irvington, was sentenced last week to 45 months in prison for giving his off-duty firearm to a friend who was a convicted felon and lying under oath, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
EDISON — The Wardlaw-Hartridge School’s Girls’ Varsity Soccer team showed its support for breast cancer awareness on Friday, October 8, by wearing pink t-shirts with their uniforms and playing with a soccer ball embellished with a pink ribbon during their game against Dunellen High School.
WOODBRIDGE – The Oct. 22-24 Woodbridge Ghost Walk will show a side not typically found in textbooks – the township’s rich history of ghosts, curious incidents and unexplained occurrences from Colonial days to the present.
ROSELAND– Everyone runs up a little credit card debt, right? That’s what many people tell themselves to justify carrying heavy loan amounts, but the fact is that undisciplined spending and poor credit management are serious problems that must be addressed.
TRENTON – State Sen. Paul Sarlo today called upon Cablevision and News Corp – owners of the WNYW, WWOR and WTXF television stations in the New York and Philadelphia markets – to submit to binding arbitration to resolve their escalating transmission contract dispute and ensure that viewers are not held hostage.
WOODBRIDGE – One lucky New Jersey Lottery player has won the Mega Millions second prize of $250,000 for the Tuesday, October 12 drawing.