NEWARK – A modeling and talent services company who the state alleged misled customers into signing expensive contracts for photo shoot services has agreed to pay$400,000 to settle the lawsuit filed by the Office of the Attorney General and the State Division of Consumer Affairs. As part of the settlement, the company will refund almost $100,000 to its customers.
TRENTON – Two top officials of the East Orange Water Commission (EOWC) – the executive director and the assistant executive director – have been indicted for allegedly conspiring to manipulate the agency’s water supply by shutting down contaminated wells prior to monthly water tests so as to falsify results and report lower levels of a regulated contaminant in the drinking water supplied to customers, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
HAMILTON – Snow, rain, cold, and crazy temperature swings add up to one thing this winter – plenty of potholes. AAA Mid-Atlantic offers some expert advice on how to stay in control on the road and protect your car from pothole damage.
TRENTON — Legislation that would deny any person on the FBI Terrorist Watchlist a firearms identification card or permit was approved by an Assembly panel today, 7-2-1. This measure is one of numerous bills in an Assembly Democratic gun violence prevention bill package.
NEWARK — PSE&G is warning its customers about a scam in which individuals misrepresenting themselves as PSE&G employees threaten to turn off electric and gas service if payment is not made to them that day.
TRENTON – A new high-tech facial recognition program, “Operation Facial Scrub” used to detect individuals who obtained New Jersey driver’s licenses using false identities, has resulted in more than 600 potential criminal cases have been referred to the Attorney General, who announced a first wave of 38 criminal prosecutions today.
STATE — State Sen. Barbara Buono is back at work this morning after being involved in a car accident Monday night, according to a campaign spokesman.
HILLSBOROUGH – The New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association (NJVMA) Animal Hall of Fame Committee has selected five dogs, one cat, one horse, and two animal welfare advocates for induction into the 18th Annual NJVMA Animal Hall of Fame.
TRENTON — Survivors of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey have until March 1 to return their applications for low-interest disaster loans from the Small Business Administration.