NEWARK – Attorney General Paula T. Dow said this week that her office is encouraged by Toyota’s announced plan to address safety issues in its recalled vehicles and that her office and the Division of Consumer Affairs will monitor Toyota’s actions in carrying out the required repairs.
TRENTON – Assemblywoman Celeste Riley and Assemblyman Peter J. Barnes III vowed to introduce legislation recommended by the state comptroller to make it tougher for unscrupulous public officials and contractors to unlawfully profit from government contracts.
TRENTON – Legislation to require police accident reports to include whether drivers were distracted at the time of an accident was released Thursday by an Assembly committee.
MONROE–Some of us hate the never-ending task of having to tidy and organize the things in our homes and/or offices. But, according to one local property damage restoration expert, letting things pile up could lead to more than just not having a clear space from which to live or work. It can actually cause injuries and emergency hazards.
ELIZABETH—This week, 50 seniors began enjoying a healthy, hot lunchtime meal at the Plainfield Senior Services Program. Federal stimulus funding awarded to the county Department of Human Services, Division on Aging, allowed expansion of the nutrition program for seniors.
CLARK – Residents from all over New Jersey are showing their support for eye, organ and tissue donation in honor of National Eye Donor Month this March.
LINDEN – A bag with several thousand dollars in cash was taken out of a motorist’s car while he was changing a flat tire on Monday afternoon, police said.
NEW BRUNSWICK—The New Jersey State Bar Foundation will present a free public seminar on successfully navigating through the “Medicare-Medicaid Maze” on Thursday, March 11, 1-3 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square off Ryders Lane in New Brunswick.
UNION—On Wednesday, March 24, at 11 a.m. the YM-YWHA of Union is offering the community its annual model Passover Seder.
Dear EarthTalk: When the plug-in Prius is released, how much electricity will it use? Will my electric bill double if my Prius is plugged in each night? Or will the increase be minimal? Also, will all this recharging put a strain on the existing electricity grid? — G.C. Marx, Colorado Springs, CO
LINDEN – Police have charged an Elizabeth man with burglary for allegedly breaking into a Brook Street residence on Nov. 5, 2009, authorities said.
Few consumer bills are as important to seniors as the Motor Vehicle Owners’ Right to Repair Act (HR 2057). Older Americans often live on a fixed income and many rely on trusted, reasonably-priced neighborhood repair shops to keep their vehicles serviced, repaired and operating safely.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, New Jersey lawmakers announced over $5 million in federal funding for transportation projects and highway and pedestrian safety. This federal funding was awarded to the New Jersey State Department of Transportation by the Federal Highway Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.