A friend of mine recently realized his mother needed help managing her finances when he found her closets filled with oddball purchases like jalapeno jelly beans and Betty Boop bobblehead dolls. “It was pretty clear that telemarketers were taking advantage of her friendly nature to sell her junk she didn’t want or need,” he said.
TRENTON – A law enforcement initiative to apprehend high risk fugitives resulted in more than 1,100 arrests, Attorney General Paula T. Dow, the state’s 21 county prosecutors, the State Police, the State Parole Board and a task force of federal, state, county and local law enforcement agencies announced today.
EDISON – Gov. Chris Christie will come to Edison on Wednesday for a town hall-style meeting.
STATE – Over the weekend, New Jersey Transit announced that new work on a planned rail tunnel between New Jersey and New York would be suspended for 30 days.
STATE — “Pest management professionals are using a variety of methods to deal with bed bug infestations these days,” says Leonard Douglen, Executive Director of the New Jersey Pest Management Association. “It’s a significant challenge because they are so small and there are millions, if not billions, of them in just the Tri-State area.”
NEW BRUNSWICK – In poll after poll, Americans have voiced concern over the deterioration of civility in every corner of life, from angry discourse in the halls of Congress to cell phone use at the local movie theater. Even President Barack Obama has remarked on the need to maintain “a basic level of civility in our public debate.”
TRENTON – Carole Hedinger, Acting Executive Director of the New Jersey Lottery, today announced the launch of the landmark “$100,000,000 Spectacular” instant ticket game Monday.
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that some countries have turned over public water supplies to private companies, effectively denying local communities much-needed access? — J. Johnson, Lancaster, PA
ELIZABETH– Olivia Pelaez from Elizabeth, was honored at the 26th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement awards at the famed Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, in the very room the first Academy Awards were held.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new Pew analysis of government spending data finds the federal role in the energy sector is significant, although smaller in comparison to its role in other sectors, such as transportation.