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Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Richard J. Badolato today highlighted the importance of a new nationwide survey demonstrating the need for New Jersey homeowners to review their homeowners insurance policies in consideration of natural disaster threats. According to a new survey by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), fewer than 22 percent of homeowners view natural disasters as an important factor when updating their homeowners insurance policy.
Payne, Jr. Visits Century-Old Portal Bridge, Highlights Need for Robust Federal Infrastructure Investment
Today, as part of Infrastructure Week, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) joined Amtrak representatives for a Portal Bridge site tour and a briefing about the condition of the bridge and the larger Gateway Program for rail infrastructure improvements along the Northeast Corridor
Christie Administration Marks Groundbreaking of Housing for Homeless in Union City Using Sandy Special...
ew Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) Executive Director Anthony L. Marchetta today joined local officials and community leaders to mark the groundbreaking of 1516-1518 Palisade Avenue, a project that adaptively reuses two properties to provide supportive housing for homeless families and individuals
In Carteret, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) unveiled legislation to invest in America’s infrastructure, create jobs and modernize our economy for the 21st century. Congressman Pallone’s bill provides for funding for a comprehensive 21st Century infrastructure package including key areas such as broadband, drinking water, healthcare, the electric grid, brownfield redevelopment and renewable energy.
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Complaint Against Contractor Alleging Fraud in Connection...
Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs have filed a complaint alleging that a contractor hired to perform home improvement and elevation projects on Superstorm Sandy-damaged houses used deceptive practices to obtain nearly $350,000 in federal relief funds from seven homeowners.
To assist Realtors® in understanding the importance of financial planning and how to best implement processes for their own needs, New Jersey Realtors® will be offering a financial literacy series June 7, 8, and 9 in concert with Monmouth University
At the Atlantic Builders’ Convention today, New Jersey Future and the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA) jointly released a new Developers’ Green Infrastructure Guide. The guide is designed to help developers answer basic questions about green infrastructure, including what it is, how it works, what are its costs and benefits, and why it makes good business sense. It includes case studies, side-by-side site plan comparisons and interactive decision-making tools.
Congressmen Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and David McKinley (R-WV) hosted a meeting of the Congressional Building Trades Caucus to discuss infrastructure issues and review the American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, which rated America’s infrastructure a D+.
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Files Complaint Against Ocean County Contractor Alleging Fraud...
Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs have filed a complaint alleging that a contractor doing business in Ocean County used deceptive practices to obtain more than $750,000 in federal relief funds from 14 homeowners who sought to have their damaged homes rebuilt, elevated and/or repaired after Superstorm Sandy.
DCA Announces Expanded Housing Recovery Information Session in Ocean County to Help Homeowners and...
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs today announced the 42nd Housing Recovery Information Session will be held Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Brick Township to assist storm-affected homeowners participating in the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM) Program and the Low- to Moderate-Income (LMI) Homeowner Rebuilding Program, as well as rental property owners participating in the Landlord Rental Repair Program (LRRP).
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) announced today it has extended the deadline for a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) related to the purchase and development of an 8.75-acre site on the Camden Waterfront. Eligible respondents must now submit qualifications by 2 p.m. on April 12, 2017.
In Response to President Donald Trump promising infrastructure spending in his joint address to Congress, Representatives Donald Norcross (D-NJ) and David McKinley (R-WV), co-chairs of the Building Trades Caucus, are leading a bipartisan letter to the president detailing national infrastructure priorities to rebuild our country and create jobs.
The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today announced a free Housing Resource Fair will be held Thursday, February 23, 2017, in Newark, Essex County, to provide Sandy-impacted residents with information about helpful housing resources. While applications for grant funds and housing vouchers are no longer being accepted, resources such as housing counseling, utility assistance, and housing search help are still available.
The New Jersey State Senate voted in favor of a bill that requires county emergency management coordinators to establish a Code Blue Program to shelter homeless people during severe weather events. Approved by the Assembly back in December, the bill now goes to Governor Christie to be signed into law
Authorities have arrested two men for a series of burglaries that targeted residential properties in three Morris County towns in January and February following as the result of a short term, multi-agency investigation, it was announced today jointly by Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Butler Police Chief Ciro Chimento, Pequannock Police Chief Brian C. Spring, Hanover Police Chief Mark Roddy, Riverdale Police Chief Kevin Smith and Kenilworth Police Chief John Zimmerman
Continuing the State’s crackdown on Superstorm Sandy fraud, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs have filed two separate actions against home improvement companies and their owners alleging they used deceptive business practices in order to obtain $1.4 million in federal relief funds from 51 homeowners who paid them to repair and elevate their storm-damaged properties.
Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs announce today the issuance of 136 Notices of Violation to contractors during 2016, resulting in total penalties of $483,350 and total restitution of $1,421,938.41
Last week, staff from New Jersey Realtors®’ government affairs department attended the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste committee hearing to testify regarding lawn sprinkler system legislation. The bill, which was introduced in the early 2000s in response to a drought, would require residential and commercial properties with a lawn sprinkler system to install a rain-sensing device before that property could be sold.
The statewide Point-in-Time count of homeless persons in Morris County and all 21 New Jersey counties is taking place today, Jan. 25, with a counting of individuals and households who experience homelessness
With January marking national Radon Action Month, the state Department of Environmental Protection urges residents in Morris County and across the state to test for this colorless and odorless radioactive gas – the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking.