State News

Christie Signs ‘Sara’s Law’ To Create MVC Next-Of-Kin Registry

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law Monday that will create a next-of-kin registry to be utilized to notify family when a loved one is incapacitated in a serious accident was signed into law Monday. It had received final legislative approval in February.

Clean Up NJ Campaign Coming To Sections Of I-287

TRENTON — The New Jersey Department of Transportation is targeting ten miles of I-287 in Somerset and Middlesex counties this week for litter pick-up and other maintenance needs as part of the rollout of the 2012 Clean Up NJ campaign.

Auto Dealership To Pay $65,000 To Settle State Investigation

NEWARK – Edison Motor Cars, Inc., which does business as Brad Benson Hyundai/Mitsubishi, has agreed to pay $65,000 and to abide by state laws and regulations in its advertisement and sale of used motor vehicles, under terms of a consent order that resolves an investigation conducted by the State Division of Consumer Affairs.

Costs To Own & Operate A Car Going Up, AAA Reports

FLORHAM PARK — AAA released the results of its annual Your Driving Costs study on Wednesday, revealing a 3.4 percent rise in the yearly average costs to own and operate a sedan in the United States. The average costs rose 1.9 cents per mile to 58.5 center per mile ($8,776 per year), based on 15,000 miles of annual driving.

NJ Consumer Affairs Uses “Undercover House” To Crackdown On Contractors

NEWARK – With the arrival of the spring home improvement season, the State Division of Consumer Affairs intensified efforts against unregistered home improvement contractors with an undercover operation at a vacant Gloucester County home.

Attorney General Announces $5.7 Million Grants For City Police Departments

NEWARK –The Division of Criminal Justice is awarding $5,750,000 in federal grant funds to 17 New Jersey cities that are facing high levels of violent crime so that they can purchase “force multiplying” crime-fighting technologies for their police departments.

$1.54 Million Being Returned to Investors Defrauded by Brennan

NEWARK – Checks totaling $1.54 million are being mailed to 72 investors who were defrauded by Robert Brennan, the restitution coming after the New Jersey Bureau of Securities successfully sued the infamous financier and then tracked down assets he had hidden.