TRENTON – New Jersey’s October revenue collections were 3.1 percent under budgeted amounts, the state treasury department announced today. The drop off was blamed in part on weather-related disruptions of both the state’s normal economic activity and its tax collection efforts.
TRENTON – Fourteen grocery store owners and employees have been indicted for conspiring to steal more than $1 million from the federally funded Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition program by means of fraudulent vouchers, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced today.
NEWARK — More than 1,800 people watched as three New Jersey 10-year-olds shined on stage as opening acts before seven-time Grammy award winner Gladys Knight performed at the Boys & Girls Club of New Jersey’s ninth annual Concert for Kids. The concert took place on Nov. 9 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.
NEWARK – A judge of the Superior Court’s Chancery Division in Middlesex County has ordered a freeze of the assets and impounding of the commercial vehicles of a New York chimney repair company, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced today.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie is seeking a federal disaster declaration for 11 New Jersey counties sustaining damage as a result of a strong, unseasonable storm that brought early snow, heavy rain, and high winds to the state on Oct. 29. The storm’s conditions included high winds, rain, snow, and mixed freezing precipitation, coastal, stream and river flooding, downed trees and power lines, and associated widespread power outages.
STATE – New Jersey residents whose homes and properties sustained damage in Hurricane Irene have only two weeks left to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline is Nov. 30.
STATE – The Association of NJ Chiropractors (ANJC) today launched its community service initiative, “Baby It’s Cold Outside™” for the fifth consecutive year. The statewide campaign encourages patients to donate unwanted winter apparel in good condition as well as non-perishable food items to ANJC offices for distribution to food pantries, charities and community organizations.
NEWARK – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Thomas R. Calcagni, Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, today led a group of statewide public health and safety partners in announcing the launch of “Project Medicine Drop” – an important component in the division’s campaign to halt the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow today released the 2010 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) which shows the overall crime rate in New Jersey increased one percent compared to the previous year, while total violent crime edged up less than one-half of one percent.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie today signed legislation to strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence by imposing stricter conditions for bail for domestic violence offenders who violate pre-existing restraining orders or are found in contempt of a restraining order.