Author Archive | Kevin Rooney

Consumer Alert: Don’t Abbreviation 2020 When Signing Documents

Be cautious when dating legal documents in the New Year. The East Millinocket Police Department in Maine posted on their Facebook page about concerns when it comes to abbreviating 2020. If you sign a document and only put 20 as the year, someone could modify it to include a different year. https://fox8.com/2020/01/02/consumer-alert-dont-abbreviate-2020-when-signing-documents/

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Rooney praises Assembly for advancing bill to improve “Move Over” law compliance

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney, co-sponsor of A3890, said the Assembly took an important step yesterday to protect emergency responders on New Jersey’s busy roads. The bill imposes two motor vehicle points for drivers who violate the state’s move over law three times in a year and requires the Motor Vehicle Commission to establish a […]

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Rooney Bill Creating Horse License Plates to Support Riding Therapy for Veterans and People with Special Needs Clears Committee

TRENTON, N.J. – In the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee today, Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney spoke on behalf of his bill (A4800) commemorating New Jersey’s state animal on a special license plate to support the health and well-being of horses as well as therapeutic riding programs for veterans and individuals with special needs. “The monies […]

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Rooney announces new chief of staff

WAYNE, N.J. – Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney announced that Christopher M. Orlando will serve as chief of staff for his legislative office.“I am proud to announce Christopher as my new chief of staff. He brings years of experience working in state government and within the communities he has served in,” said Rooney (R-Bergen). “I look forward […]

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Consumer Tip: Is there such a thing as too much Eggnog

According to the US Department of Agriculture, Americans will consume 60 million quarters of eggnog this holiday season. Amy Keatings, R.D., a CR nutritionist says that this indulgence should be had in moderation. The recommendation is to be aware of serving size and ingredients especially the raw eggs. James E. Rodgers, Ph.D, director of food […]

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Consumer Alert: Pet Scams

According to AARP, “several thousand Americans a year are victimized by scams that promise a new dog, cat or other pet… these scams peak at Christmas and Valentine’s Day.” The scammers produce websites that highlight cute pets but these animals do not exist and are just a way for scammers to steal money from you. […]

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Consumer Alert: Charity Scams – Holidays 2019

Be on the look out this holiday season for charity scammers. According to “Network for Good,” 30% of giving to nonprofits is done from Giving Tuesday (Tuesday following Thanksgiving) through New Year’s Eve. Scammers are looking to exploit your charitable giving this time of year with fake charities, websites or aggressive telemarketers. https://www.aarp.org/money/scams-fraud/info-2019/holiday.html?intcmp=AE-FRDSC-MOR-R2-POS3

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Consumer Tip: Medicare does not give out DNA kits

Here’s one that goes to show just how creative scammers can be. The FTC is getting reports that callers claiming to be from Medicare are asking people for their Medicare numbers, Social Security numbers, and other personal information…in exchange for DNA testing kits. The callers might say the test is a free way to get […]

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