WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has awarded $2.8 million to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety for drunk driving prevention, U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced today.
NEWARK — NJ Transit customers gave the agency a slightly higher overall satisfaction rating, but rail customers were less pleased with service, according to the second quarter scorecard data released this week. The customer satisfaction survey ratings are part of the agency’s “Scorecard” initiative to provide the public with a clear measurement of how the corporation is performing.
TRENTON – Twenty-seven New Jersey nonprofit organizations will share more than $1.8 million in federal grant funds to improve their security under the 2011 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP).
STATE — Residents and businesses in PSE&G’s service territory who sign up for paperless billing or simply mail in a postcard entry in October and November of this year will be entered for a chance to win $1,000. Ten lucky people will win $1,000 each.
NEPTUNE -Hurricane Irene did much more than destroy homes, businesses and public infrastructure; it also left many New Jersey residents traumatized. A federal grant is being provided to the New Jersey Department of Human Services for disaster crisis counseling, making it available to affected residents registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
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.