STATE – Hurricane Sandy survivors will continue to be served when the Long Branch and Sayreville Disaster Recovery Centers become SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers on Monday, Feb. 11. The SBA Centers will remain at the current locations and continue the same operating hours of Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BERGEN COUNTY – Last month, Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan decided to replace the county’s longtime insurance broker with a firm headed by South Jersey political boss George E. Norcross. Now the replaced company is calling for state and federal authorities to investigate the arrangement, according to a report by the Bergen Record.
TRENTON – Legislation Assembly Democrats Peter Barnes and Troy Singleton sponsored to repeal provisions of state law that are no longer relevant and eliminate unneeded state commissions and boards were released Thursday by an Assembly panel.
TRENTON – The Assembly Financial Institution and Insurance Committee approved legislation today that would prohibit retail merchants from imposing surcharges on consumer credit card purchases.
The Borough of Mantoloking is one of several beachfront municipalities that has asked owners of beach-front property to donate their private property to the municipality. A copy of the most recent form of dedication agreement (identified as an easement) is available on the Borough’s website here.
TRENTON – The former Public Works Administrator for Morristown has been indicted for allegedly distributing child pornography over the Internet, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie told reporters that he’s too busy focusing on rebuilding to worry about whether global warming caused Superstorm Sandy, but he apparently has time to be honored at a $3,800-a-plate dinner later this month held by a politically-connected lobbyist at his Virginia mansion.
NEWARK – A former city employee with ties to Mayor Cory Booker’s 2010 re-election campaign was arrested this morning by officials from the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office and the New Jersey Department of the Treasury who are investigating an alleged money laundering scheme, according to a report by NJ.com.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— New Jersey will receive $1.8 billion in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to begin assisting the families, businesses, and municipalities in the areas most severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy, the state’s U.S. senators announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – New Jersey’s U.S. senators today expressed their concern about the impact that changes to base flood elevation maps by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will have on New Jerseyans who are still struggling to recover and rebuild after Superstorm Sandy.