State News

Attorney General’s Office Announces National Settlement With Bank of America

TRENTON — Bank of America will pay $67 million under a multi-state settlement for its alleged involvement in a nationwide scheme to rig bids and engage in other anti-competitive conduct that defrauded state agencies, municipalities, school districts and not-for-profit entities in their purchase of municipal bond derivatives, New Jersey’s Attorney General’s Office announced.

Hotline Helps People Cope With Holiday Stress

STATE — If the idea of gift giving and holiday celebrations makes you anxious and depressed, help is only a phone call away. CONTACT We Care, the award-winning crisis hotline has been easing people’s stress, loneliness, and depression by offering the gift of listening since 1975.

AAA Urges Motorists to Clean Their Vehicles Before Hitting the Road

FLORHAM PARK — With winter weather approaching, the AAA New Jersey Automobile Club reminds all motorists to completely clean ice and snow from their vehicles before driving. When ice and snow accumulate on a vehicle, pieces can become dislodged, endangering other motorists on the road.

Officials Announce 2010 Year-End Drunk Driving Crackdown

STATE — Law enforcement agencies throughout New Jersey will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints during the upcoming holiday season as part of the “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” year-end, drunk driving crackdown, Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky announced today.