NEWARK – A former city employee with ties to Mayor Cory Booker’s 2010 re-election campaign was arrested this morning by officials from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the New Jersey Department of the Treasury who are investigating an alleged money laundering scheme, according to a report by NJ.com.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— New Jersey will receive $1.8 billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to begin assisting the families, businesses, and municipalities in the areas most severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy, the state’s U.S. senators announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – New Jersey’s U.S. senators today expressed their concern about the impact that changes to base flood elevation maps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will have on New Jerseyans who are still struggling to recover and rebuild after Superstorm Sandy.
TRENTON — The disaster recovery centers at Long Branch Fire Station No. 4 and the Sayreville Senior Center will close Saturday, Feb. 9, at 4 p.m.
NEWARK – Federal agents in four states arrested 13 people today for allegedly creating thousands of phony identities to steal at least $200 million in one of the largest credit card fraud schemes ever charged by the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. A total of 18 people have been charged in connection with the alleged scheme, including four Iselin residents and two other suspects from New Jersey.
TRENTON – Two alleged con artists were arrested on Friday in a so-called “Black Money Scam” in which the defendants allegedly attempted to scam unsuspecting victims out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by falsely promising an amount of money several times the amount of money that the victims fronted to the defendants.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Democratic State Senator Barbara Buono formally kicked off her campaign for Governor at New Brunswick High School on Saturday.
TRENTON – Bipartisan legislation to create a pilot program enabling the pooling of resources county-wide to conduct property assessments has been signed into law.
STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have risen 15.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.49 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,525 gas outlets in New Jersey.
TRENTON – Members of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee will meet today, Feb. 4, to hear testimony on and consider several proposed options for funding open space preservation projects in New Jersey.