STATE – According to a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll, more than two-thirds of New Jersey residents haven’t heard about the Christie administration’s decision to award a multi-million contract for disaster cleanup to a politically connected Florida-based firm, which then donated $50,000 to a Republican organization that backed Gov. Chris Christie’s 2009 election campaign.
TRENTON – The treasurer of the Mine Hill Fire Department was charged today with embezzling thousands of dollars from the fire department over the past two years, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
It’s basic common sense – no gun licenses for those on the FBI Terrorist Watch List. It is also the basis of key legislation included in a comprehensive Assembly Democratic bill package on gun violence prevention.
MONTCLAIR – In a renewed effort to win Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) equality and end bullying in New Jersey, Garden State Equality and the Human Rights Campaign announced the formation of a broad coalition of LGBT, civil rights, labor, progressive, and faith organizations.
TRENTON — Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today that more than 1,700 guns were turned in by Essex County residents during a state-sponsored gun buyback event held at a total of six churches in five Essex municipalities this past Friday and Saturday.
Federal agents in four states arrested 18 people — including four men from the Iselin section of Woodbridge — for allegedly creating thousands of phony identities to steal at least $200 million in one of the largest credit card fraud schemes…
NEW BRUNSWICK – More than three-quarters of regular Jersey shore visitors plan to go “down the shore” this summer as usual, despite the havoc wreaked by Superstorm Sandy, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Most – 64 percent – say they will spend about as much time as in summers past, while 13 percent say they will make longer stays. Just under two-thirds of the 20 percent who will make shorter visits say Sandy is the reason they will cut back.
STATE – Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have risen 4.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.58 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 increased 11.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.68 per gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.
STATE — The results of a new poll asking New Jersey residents to identify their favorite president may come as a surprise.
TRENTON — Just two weeks remain for Hurricane Sandy survivors in New Jersey to register for potential recovery assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline is Friday, March 1 at 10 p.m. local time by phone and at midnight for those who register online.