N.J. Newjerseynewsroom.com News for New Jersey http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/n.j/ Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:12:16 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb New Jersey Settles With TD Bank Over Data Breach that Affected Thousands of Consumers http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/state/new-jersey-settles-with-td-bank-over-data-breach-that-affected-thousands-of-consumers attorneygenlogo_opt.png_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY LEE MOORE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced today that New Jersey and eight other states have entered into an $850,000 multi-state settlement agreement with TD Bank, N.A., that resolves a 2012 data breach and is designed to help ensure that future consumer privacy breaches do not occur.

New Jersey was part of a nine-state group that worked for a year-and-a-half to investigate the TD Bank breach, which affected thousands of TD customers, and to negotiate the Assurance of Voluntary Compliance agreement being announced today.

The states’ investigation focused not only on the data breach, but on TD Bank’s policies and procedures as well. The resulting settlement agreement resolves consumer protection and privacy claims against TD.

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State Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:58:03 +0000
Steve Adubato Has a New Look, Packs a Bigger Wallop http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/state/steve-adubato-has-a-new-look-packs-a-bigger-wallop steve_opt_copy_copy_copyBY LAURA VAN BLOEM
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Caucus Educational Corporation (CEC), a non-profit educational, multi-media production company, has recently launched its new website, www.SteveAdubato.org, referred to as Steve Adubato ON THE AIR. Www.SteveAdubto.org is the online destination for programming, articles, and radio and television appearances by Steve Adubato, PhD where visitors can easily search for, find and watch CEC programs instantly.

The website includes over 1,400 videos, articles and on-air appearances, with new content being added weekly. All four of the CEC’s flagship programs – “One-on-One with Steve Adubato,” “Caucus: New Jersey,” “New Jersey Capitol Report” and “Life & Living with Joanna Gagis” – as well as special programming such as “On The Line” will be accessible to all. In addition, Steve Adubato’s many on-air appearances on CNN, The Today Show, NPR, AM970 and more where he discusses media and political topics, as well as his syndicated column addressing leadership and communication in business, can be found at www.SteveAdubato.org.

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State Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:52:16 +0000
How Much Does Mary Pat Christie Make from Part-Time Job? http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/state/how-much-does-mary-pat-christie-make-from-part-time-job christiemarypat101814_optBY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Although her husband’s name is more familiar in the headlines, Mary Pat Christie earns a comfortable living on her own.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s wife has made good money working for Wall Street investment firms.

According to an Associated Press report in The Huffington Post, their just-released tax returns show that Mary Pat and Chris Christie earned $698,838 in 2013.  Mary Pat Christie earned $475,854 of that in a part-time position as a director for investment advising firm Angelo, Gordon & Co. She also earned $34,698 as part of a five-year payout from her former job as a bond trader at Cantor Fitzgerald.

According to NorthJersey.com, Chris Christie reports $160,054 of his $175,000 salary as taxable income because he invests some of the money in a 401k-retirement program. For 2013, the couple paid $193,510 in federal and state taxes.

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State Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:21:24 +0000
Surge in Urban Violence in New Jersey Stirs Action in Trenton http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/state/surge-in-urban-violence-in-new-jersey-stirs-action-in-trenton violent_opt.pngBY TRISH GRABER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – In response to an unprecedented surge in violence in New Jersey’s cities last year, Senator Ronald L. Rice and Senator Shirley K. Turner sponsored a measure to create a commission to study the sources and causes of urban violence and to recommend to the Governor and Legislature methods to address them. The bill, to create the New Jersey Commission on Urban Violence, was approved today by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

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State Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:01:04 +0000
Paterson Uneasy Over Virus in Schools http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/state/paterson-uneasy-over-virus-in-schools ENTER68_opt_copy_copyBY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

While a lot of justifiable concern has been shown over the Ebola virus potentially spreading into the United States, another illness has been quietly infecting our nation’s children.

Enterovirus D68 has infected nearly 800 people, mainly children, since mid-August.

It’s not surprising that parents and schools would be uneasy about the illness. NorthJersey.com reports that School 30 of the Paterson district has notified parents that a student has been ill with the respiratory ailment enterovirus or rhinovirus. Officials said the student has been out of school for three weeks, and his illness does not involve Enterovirus D68.

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State Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:30:06 +0000
Gov. Christie's Approval Rating Drops Significantly http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/state/gov-christies-approval-rating-drops-siginficantly newchristie_opt-1_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY STEVE MANAS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – For the first time since August 2011, more New Jersey voters have an unfavorable impression of Gov. Chris Christie than a favorable one, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Following a seven-point decline during the past two months, just 42 percent of registered voters now feel favorable toward the governor, while 45 percent feel unfavorable.

“This is the lowest favorability rating we have ever recorded for Christie, below the 44 percent of August 2011,” said David Redlawsk, director of the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling and professor of political science at Rutgers University. “What had seemed like a small rebound following Christie’s Bridgegate ratings collapse now looks more like a temporary blip.”

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State Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:30:12 +0000
Scam Alert: N.J. Home Health Aide Indicted for Submitting 3,797 Fraudulent Claims to Medicaid http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/state/scam-alert-nj-home-health-aide-indicted-for-submitting-3797-fraudulent-claims-to-medicaid attorneygenlogo_opt-1.png_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY ZACH HOSSEINI
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) announced that a former certified home health aide from Passaic County was indicted for causing fraudulent claims totaling $87,616.23 to be submitted to the Medicaid program for work he never actually completed on behalf of his Hackensack-based employer Confident Care.

Vladimir Faerman, 66, of Hawthorne, was charged in an indictment obtained by the state with 175 counts of second-degree health care claims fraud, second-degree theft by deception and third-degree Medicaid fraud. Faerman was arrested yesterday in Hawthorne. Faerman is being held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack on $175,000 bail.

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State Sat, 11 Oct 2014 15:25:06 +0000
NJ Unemployment Only Better Than Florida http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/state/nj-unemployment-only-better-than-florida HotTopics_opt_1_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copy_copyBY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A new report is saying that New Jersey’s unemployment rate tends to overlook those who have been unemployed for an extended period.

The study sees long-term unemployment as a national problem, but New Jersey suffers more than every state except Florida.

According to NJ.com, a New Jersey Policy Perspective report says that nearly half of the unemployed in New Jersey have been out of work for longer than six months. As of this past March, 46.3 percent of New Jersey’s unemployed had been out of work for longer than six months.

Only Florida has done worse at 46.5 percent.

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State Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:39:03 +0000
Penn State Recruit May Be Involved in High School Sex Scandal http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/state/penn-state-recruit-is-involved-in-high-school-sex-scandal sayreville_optBY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The bizarre hazing and sexual abuse allegations against the Sayreville High School football program could have an effect on the school’s best-known athlete.

Senior Myles Hartsfield has been offered a full scholarship by Penn State University.

NJ.com reported that police visited Hartsfield’s home shortly after six suspects in four Sayreville High School incidents were taken into custody. Police entered the Hartsfield house, but it is not certain whether Myles Hartsfield went to the police station.

His father Darrel Hartsfield did not comment. Meanwhile at Penn State, football coach James Franklin is monitoring the situation.

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State Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:45:10 +0000
Report: NBC News Ignores Ebola Quarantine in New Jersey http://www.newjerseynewsroom.com/state/report-nbc-news-ignores-ebola-quarantine-in-new-jersey NBCNEWS_opt.pngBY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The Peasant Grill in Hopewell received some publicity this weekend that the restaurant could have done without.

An NBC News team was under a voluntary 21-day quarantine order after a cameraman exhibited symptoms of Ebola while the crew was in Liberia. Reports are saying that one of the crew turned up at the Hopewell eatery on Thursday.

According to the New York Daily News, NBC’s chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman was seen in a car outside the Peasant Grill on Thursday. A male riding with the 62-year old Snyderman went inside to pick up the order.

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State Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:45:37 +0000