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Contractor admits scamming Sandy victims

7-30-14
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a contractor has admitted taking deposits for work that was never done at two central New Jersey homes damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Monmouth County prosecutors announced Wednesday that 59-year-old John ...

Judge tosses lawsuit by NY ports’ largest operator

7-30-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the operator of the largest marine container terminal at the Port of New York and New Jersey. Maher Terminals has operated at the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal for more than 60 ...

Amazon ships first order from New Jersey

7-30-14
ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The world's biggest online retailer has shipped its first order from its new distribution center in New Jersey. The Interplak All-In-One Sonic Water Jet was sent from Robbinsville to an Amazon customer in New York. ...

Contract awarded for wider parkway

7-30-14
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Another section of the Garden State Parkway is getting an extra lane in southern New Jersey. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has awarded a $41.3 million contract to a company to add the third lane between Galloway ...

Christie holds town hall event in Belmar

7-30-14
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie was greeted by a smattering of protesters during his latest summertime talk with residents in New Jersey's beach communities. During a town hall-style event staged Wednesday in Belmar, Christie was ...

Prison for fraudster who lied about booking Bieber

7-30-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man who stole millions of dollars from clients by falsely promising to book performances by world-famous recording artists like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison. ...

Ex-vending firm official sentenced in fraud scheme

7-29-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The former principal of a New Jersey-based vending company has been sentenced for his role in a scheme that defrauded the Pepsi Bottling Group of $2.9 million over a 10-year period. Joseph Belasco of Cedar Grove was ordered ...
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Illegal Dumping Brings Hefty Fines

7-29-14
New Jersey has issued more than $2 million in fines for companies illegally dumping and stockpiling in Newark.
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Jersey Shore Businesses Improve Over Last Summer, Still Not as Good as Pre-Sandy

7-29-14
Business owners at the Jersey Shore say their situation is better this summer than last year, but that business still isn't as good as it was before Hurricane Sandy.

Republicans: Protect Atlantic City casinos

7-29-14
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Some Republican state lawmakers are pushing to continue barring casinos anywhere in New Jersey except Atlantic City for two more years. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick said ...