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140730Sandy

Sandy Victims Face Contractor Fraud

7-30-14
Ocean County Long Term Recovery personnel say about one in 10 clients who are rebuilding from Hurricane Sandy have become victims of contractor fraud.

Revel executives to make millions if casino sells

7-30-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy judge says she would approve bonuses worth a total of $1.75 million for executives at Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel if they manage to sell the property. Judge Gloria Burns has not said which executives ...

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 ...
140729Dumping

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.