ELIZABETH – New Jersey’s attorney general joined with representatives from the State Division of Consumer Affairs and the Consumer Federation of America to warn elderly residents about a scam that preys on their desire to help their family members.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie’s school funding cuts violate the state’s constitutional mandate to provide a “thorough and efficient” public education, a court-appointed Special Master ruled on Tuesday.
NEWARK – Jeffrey Atkins, the rapper popularly known as “Ja Rule,” admitted Tuesday that he did not pay federal taxes for five years, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON — Legislation that reportedly could have led to higher telephone bills for New Jersey seniors and other low income residents on tight budgets was pulled from the agenda Monday before it could have received a final nod from state lawmakers.
TRENTON — People collecting unemployment may now receive their benefits one day earlier in the week, if they use the newly expanded website services of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
STATE — On April 16, a consortium of New Jersey Tea Parties will hold a statewide convention at the National Conference Center, 399 Monmouth Street in East Windsor.
NEWARK — Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) announced last week that it will seek approval from the New Jersey Board of Utilities to upgrade transmission lines and substations from existing 138,000-volt (138kV) power to 230,000-volt (230kV) power in the northern and central regions of the state.
TRENTON – A Union County construction contractor pleaded guilty Friday to using a stolen identity, a fictitious company, and fraudulent documents to successfully bid on public projects, including a project to restore the Clinton Town dam in Hunterdon County, when his companies were barred from such projects, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
KEARNY – A motor vehicle stop on the New Jersey Turnpike last night led to the discovery of 50 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated street value of $1.75 million, according to a State Police spokesman.
NEWARK – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has issued posters and flyers in Japanese and other Asian languages, with the important message “Before you Donate to Help Those Affected by the Disaster in Japan: Beware of Fraudulent Charities.”