State News

NJ Issues Consumer Alert About Health Clubs

NEWARK – As consumers focus on post-holiday fitness and getting into better shape, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today reminds everyone that health club operators are legally required to make certain disclosures to prospective members, as well as meet specified operating criteria.

NJ Gas Prices Dip Slightly, But Remain Higher Than In Mid-December

STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have fallen 1.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.31 per gallon yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 3,525 gas outlets in New Jersey. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.26 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

State Reaches Settlement With Kmart; 19 Stores Allegedly Sold Expired Infant Formula

NEWARK – The state has reached a settlement with Kmart in which the retail giant will pay $302,500, donate $25,000 worth of infant formula to charity, pay for continued unannounced state inspections, and implement meaningful remedial measures to inspect its merchandise, after 19 Kmart stores in New Jersey were found to have sold or offered for sale expired infant formula and non-prescription medications, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced today.

Repair Project To Shut Down NY-Bound Lanes Of Pulaski Skyway For 2 Years

NEWARK – A $1 billion project to rehabilitate the 80-year-old Pulaski Skyway will mean big headaches for commuters starting in 2014. The 3.5 mile elevated highway carries 67,000 motor vehicles per day between Newark and Jersey City and serves as an express link for cars and buses to and from the Holland Tunnel, but construction will require the northbound lanes to be shut down for two years.