New Jersey News

Jersey Towns Hit Hard by Sandy to Get Priority

The New Jersey program to help build affordable housing to replace homes lost to Superstorm Sandy is proposing new rules that would keep more of the money in towns hit hard by the storm. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage …

Sandy Recovery Programs Transparency Questioned

Some New Jersey lawmakers used a hearing Monday to complain that Gov. Chris Christie is not living up to his promise of transparency when it comes to rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy. The Assembly State and Local Government committee asked questions …

Wrongful Death Suit Against Ex-Coach Settled for $275,000

A former New Jersey high school baseball coach will pay $275,000 to help settle a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of a player who committed suicide. The suit claimed 18-year-old Andrew Clark Jr. of Spring Lake Heights suffered …

New Jersey Dispersed Just 25% of Sandy Aid

New Jersey officials say they dispersed just 25 percent of the state’s first large allocation of federal Superstorm Sandy aid in the first 11 months. That is a finding of a quarterly state report released last week on the dozens …

Firm Settling New Jersey Red Light Camera Suit

Drivers busted by red light cameras in five New jersey towns before August 2012 could get a partial refund of their tickets due to a proposed legal settlement. Lawyers for plaintiffs filed court papers in U.S. District court in Trenton …

FEMA Extends Flood Insurance Claims Deadline for Jersey Sandy Victims

New Jersey residents and businesses are getting an additional six months to add losses to their National Flood Insurance Program claims after Superstorm Sandy. The decision by the Federal Emergency Management Agency was announced Wednesday by the state’s Banking and …

6 Accused of Staging Accidents in New Jersey to Collect Insurance

State authorities say six Passaic County, N.J., residents played roles in a staged automobile accident scheme that defrauded two insurance companies out of more than $78,000. Acting state Attorney General John Hoffman announced the charges Monday. He said five of …

Red-Light Cameras Reducing Crashes in New Jersey

State Transportation Department officials have found fewer crashes at intersections equipped with red-light cameras in New Jersey. But the report also says the sample size is too small to draw conclusions. Officials say crashes were down 27 percent at 22 …

Smoking Causes Nearly 1 in 5 New Jersey Fire Deaths

It is a near-unconscious action carried out by millions of smokers every day – flicking the burned-out butt of a cigarette to the floor or into an ashtray after the last pull. It’s also an act that can have deadly …

New Jersey Low-Income Families to Receive Storm Recovery Aid

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration is calling for creating a new Superstorm Sandy recovery fund for low-income families who have not applied for money to repair damaged homes in response to criticism that storm aid has not reached low-income …