TRENTON – Two former New Jersey Turnpike toll collectors were sentenced to jail today for stealing thousands of dollars in toll funds in a scheme in which they obtained tickets from interchanges near their toll plazas and substituted them for tickets from motorists who paid large tolls, pocketing the difference, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a measure that includes a minimum of $15 million for Amtrak to begin design and engineering work on the Gateway Tunnel project, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced today.
TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono has introduced legislation that would require insurance providers to develop a ‘homeowners insurance buyer’s guide’ to give consumers clear and detailed information about their policies.
MORRISTOWN – The Morristown Fraternal Order of Eagles #1311 will hold a Disaster Relief Clothing & Food Drive event Saturday, Sept. 24, from 1-5 p.m. at the Morristown Green.
FAIR LAWN — Columbia Bank’s 23rd Annual Charity Golf Classic at High Mountain Country Club in Franklin Lakes raised more than $35,000 for the benefit of the Family & Friends For Freedom Fund, Inc. of Pompton Plains. More than 120 golfers took part in this charitable fund raiser.
STATE – New Jersey has some of the smoggiest air in the country, according to a report issued today by Environment New Jersey Research & Policy Center.
TRENTON – State officials announced new car seat recommendations for children Monday, highlighting the annual Child Passenger Safety Week which features a public information campaign and safety events to be held throughout New Jersey.
TRENTON – A bill designed to push a sluggish real estate market while helping property owners avoid bureaucratic requirements when selling certain homes and seasonal rentals has been signed into law.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Governor Chris Christie and Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Director Charles McKenna today convened a homeland security conference for more than 400 law enforcement, homeland security and emergency management professionals from various federal, state and local government agencies.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A New Jersey Congressman wants to make sure the federal government helps local governments to pay for upgrades to out-dated communications equipment used by first responders.