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Consumer Alert: SCAM ALERT! – Telephone Solicitations For Various Police Organizations

There is a new scam alert going around some New Jersey towns… The Bernardsville Police Department on their Facebook page about various phone solicitations representing police related causes and organizations. Please be advised Police Departments will never solicit funds over the telephone. http://Bernardsville Police Department

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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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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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Governor signs Rooney bill reimbursing county prosecutors for oversight of state law enforcement

TRENTON, N.J. – After passing the legislature unanimously, Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill reimbursing county prosecutors overseeing state and interstate law enforcement agencies. The law, sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, was drafted after the Bergen County Prosecutors Office had to investigate the Palisades Parkway Police Department over eight months. “Local taxpayers cannot afford to fund […]

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Assembly Approves Rooney Bill Expanding Pool of Certified Nurse Aides

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin J. Rooney allowing prior work experience to be considered for out-of-state certified nurse aides who want to practice in New Jersey was approved today by the Assembly. The legislation (A2442) codifies state Health Department regulations providing reciprocity for CNAs while also considering work experience. “Programs from other […]

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TIP: Fall Cleanup and Maintenance for Your Car

With summer but a fading memory, it’s now time to start thinking about getting your car ready for the colder months ahead. Consumer Reports has compiled area few simple maintenance checks to help keep your vehicle in top condition. Car Battery: Fall is a good time to inspect your car battery, making sure the cables and terminals […]

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