NEWARK – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Bureau of Securities have sued a Jersey City-based investment firm and its executives, charging that they defrauded investors and raised approximately $12 million through the sale of unregistered securities.
STATE — The New Jersey Education Association’s 125-member political action committee has voted to recommend for endorsement President Barack Obama for re-election.
ELIZABETH—Today, U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ-12) joined Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage, State Senator Ray Lesniak (D-20), representatives from the Million Mom March and Ceasefire New Jersey, and others at Elizabeth City Hall to demand action on new gun safety legislation in the wake of recent shooting tragedies in Colorado and Wisconsin.
STATE – The nations four major professional sports leagues and the NCAA have filed suit in federal court to prevent New Jersey from allowing sports betting at racetracks and Atlantic City casinos.
WAYNE – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, State Office of Weights and Measures, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Wayne Police Department today announced 171 State civil complaints and 30 municipal code violations against 12 jewelers who allegedly violated the laws protecting cash-strapped consumers seeking to trade in their precious metals for money.
NEWARK —NJ Transit officials announced the designation of selected “bike-friendly” trains on weekends and other improvements in support of the transportation needs of the cycling community on Monday.
STATE — As the state and federal government consider ending the ban on sales tax for Internet purchases, New Jerseyans express a resounding “no” and believe the added burden to consumers far outweighs the benefits to the state, according to the most recent PublicMind survey of Garden State residents aged 18 and older.
TRENTON – A former correction officer at Northern State Prison in Newark was sentenced to prison today for smuggling pre-paid cell phones and drugs into the prison as part of a smuggling network, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
TRENTON – The state Supreme Court today upheld Kyleigh’s Law, which was intended to protect young drivers by making law enforcement more aware of them so the rules of New Jersey’s Graduated Driver’s License can be more easily enforced.