NEWARK – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and the State Division of Consumer Affairs have filed suit against an allegedly fraudulent charity that claimed to help children battling cancer, but is accused of abusing its tax-exempt status to buy millions of dollars’ worth of luxury cars without paying sales tax, and then exporting the cars while not paying one dime to help cancer patients.
BRIDGEWATER – The Somerset County Park Commission, in partnership with the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 452, will welcome the American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVTT) and Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to North Branch Park, 355 Milltown Road, Bridgewater beginning Thursday, Oct. 13 and ending on Sunday, Oct. 16.
NEPTUNE — Many New Jersey survivors of Hurricane Irene have serious disaster-related needs. Groups known as Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters are stepping in to meet these needs and members of these groups expect to be assisting long after the emergency phase has passed.
TRENTON – An engineer who oversaw construction projects for three school districts pleaded guilty today to taking thousands of dollars in kickbacks on contracts he recommended that involved rigged bids and fraudulently inflated costs, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
STATE — The Provident Bank is offering New Jersey residents a chance to win big this holiday season and support their favorite charities, too. The bank is hosting its “Give Thanks & Share the Wealth” sweepstakes through Nov. 4 to give a financial boost to consumers and charities alike.
TRENTON — The Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife is urging motorists to be on the alert for white-tailed deer on the roadways with the arrival of the fall breeding season, especially during the morning and evening commutes when visibility may be poor and deer activity is likely to be higher.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie’s profile on the national stage is on the rise, but he’s also enjoying newfound popularity at home in the Garden State, according to the latest Monmouth University/NJ Press Media Poll.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s bid for president today at a surprise joint appearance in New Hampshire this afternoon.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Families, friends, and advocates across New Jersey gathered at the Bergen Town Center in Paramus on Saturday, Oct. 1 for Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey’s “Footsteps for Families” walk-a-thon. With donations and sponsorships collected both online and offline by walkers, over $10,000 was raised to support the organization’s strong prevention programs throughout the state.
WEST TRENTON — Motorists in New Jersey and throughout the nation are asked to join a day-long effort designed to increase awareness about safe driving behaviors and keep the state’s roadways fatality free for one day.