TRENTON – Senator Nicholas P. Scutari (D-Union) said a report that the Department of Transportation has made it a goal to double the number of towns using red-light cameras is deeply concerning, adding that “it appears the state is using the pilot program as a means to raise revenue for towns and cities rather than to improve public safety as the Legislature intended.”
WEST TRENTON – State Police announced 13 arrests as the result of two large-scale investigations targeting illegal drug and gun trafficking.
STATE – Nearly two-thirds of New Jersey residents are “very concerned” about price inflation, according to a quarterly consumer survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business.
PERTH AMBOY – Former Mayor Joseph Vas was sentenced to six and a half years in federal prison for corruption charges on Tuesday.
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.
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.
NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey voters are evenly split on the continuing growth of charter schools in the state, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released Thursday.
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.
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.
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.