TRENTON – The State Police sergeant who led an unauthorized escort of a high-speed sports car caravan to Atlantic City in 2012 was sentenced to probation today as a result of his guilty plea to a charge of tampering with records, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill that would have expanded New Jersey’s early voting procedures today, earning the ire of one of the legislation’s sponsors.
TRENTON – In its continuing commitment to efficiency and customer service, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched a series of new online services that will allow the public to electronically apply for various permits and licenses or to electronically post certain public notices, Commissioner Bob Martin announced today.
EDISON – A new study by Legal Services of New Jersey establishes what it really costs to live in the Garden State, and reports that more than one million workers, despite holding down full-time jobs, still are falling short – often well short – of meeting even bare-bone living needs.
TRENTON – Black bears have emerged from winter dens and are entering their most active period of the year in search of food and mates, which makes encounters with humans in populated areas more likely. Even though overall bear sightings and encounters are declining again this year, New Jersey residents, particularly those living in “bear country’’ in northwest New Jersey, are advised to take a few simple precautions this spring to reduce the risk of potential encounters.
NEWARK – A former Newark police officer admitted today that he conspired with another individual to fraudulently obtain payments under the federal public housing assistance program known as “Section 8,” U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court denied a petition for certification filed by the Diocese of Camden in behalf of St Mary’s Cemetery in Bellmawr.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to help homeowners better understand insurance policies – a problem that has particularly arisen after Hurricane Sandy – has been signed into law.
TRENTON — To prevent mosquitoes this summer, the New Jersey Departments of Health and Environmental Protection are asking homeowners, businesses and contractors working on Sandy rebuilding projects to drain sources of standing water outdoors and routinely check property for containers collecting water where mosquitoes can breed.
NEWARK – Lauryn N. Hill, the Grammy-winning singer and actress, was sentenced to three months in prison and three months of home confinement with electronic monitoring for not reporting more than $2.3 million in income by intentionally failing to file tax returns for five years, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Monday.