UNION–The Salvation Army’s iconic red kettles will begin appearing at retailers, malls and grocery stores beginning on Friday, Nov. 18. Donations collected from these kettles during the holiday season are used for food, warm clothing and small toys and gifts at Christmas.
TRENTON – The Division of Criminal Justice today obtained an indictment charging a former fiscal analyst for the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development with stealing approximately $18,525 in state funds by issuing unauthorized government checks made payable to her landlord to pay her rent, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
HOLMDEL— The American Legion Riders have announced the First Annual New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Ride to benefit the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation and the Vietnam Era Museum & Educational Center.
TRENTON – A new monitoring report on State Police enforcement activities issued by New Jersey’s own Office of Law Enforcement Professional Standards (OLEPS) documents continued compliance with federal benchmarks set under a 1999 federal Consent Decree that has since been dissolved, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced today.
TRENTON – Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. blasted NJTV for failing to cover Gov. Chris Christie’s press conference this afternoon. While the governor was announcing that he would not run for president, the successor to NJN followed its regular broadcast schedule and showed a children’s cartoon.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie announced that he would not enter the 2012 presidential race at a 1 p.m. press conference today. “New Jersey, whether you like it or not, you’re stuck with me,” the governor said.
STATE — New Jersey Health and Senior Services Commissioner Mary O’Dowd visited a pediatric flu clinic at the Center for Health Education Medicine and Dentistry in Lakewood today to highlight the importance of getting a flu shot and practicing good hygiene habits to reduce the spread of flu, colds and respiratory illnesses.
TRENTON – Two New Jersey men have pleaded guilty for their roles in a stolen vehicle ring, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Ronald Chillemi announced.
NEWARK – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and the State Division of Consumer Affairs have filed suit against a chimney cleaning and repair company accused of using high-pressure, deceptive tactics to mislead consumers – including several who were elderly or had disabilities – into paying thousands of dollars for repair services they did not need.
STATE — When a nursing home patient is transported to a hospital or a patient returns to an assisted living facility, a real time clinical record—including vital signs, diagnosis, medications, allergies and respiratory needs—will travel with the patient on a one page standardized form that 1,900 licensed health care facilities in New Jersey are required to use on Oct. 30.