New Jersey News

Boating Loss From Superstorm Sandy Could Set Record

N.J. resident Kevin Kelly couldn’t quite tell the damage Superstorm Sandy caused his 30-foot Wellcraft Sportfisher when he saw it last week. It was in the middle of Shrewsbury Avenue in Highlands, N.J., under a pile of about 30 boats …

Delays in Power Restoration After Storm Anger N.Y., N.J. Residents

Utility companies in New York and New Jersey closed in on restoring power this past Sunday to the last of the 8.5 million customers who lost it during the superstorm two weeks ago and a subsequent nor’easter storm, but tens …

New York, New Jersey Order Evacuations Ahead of New Storm

[The National Weather Service updated its nor'easter forecast Wednesday morning. The agency said this strengthening coastal storm will impact northeast Wednesday into Thursday. A low pressure system off the Mid-Atlantic coast will continue to strengthen as it moves north on …

No Hurricane Deductibles for Sandy Claims in New Jersey, Maryland

Hurricane deductibles will not be applicable for Sandy-related claims in New Jersey, the state where the superstorm made landfall late Monday. New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Acting Commissioner Ken Kobylowski communicated to the insurance industry Tuesday night that …

Rising Medical Costs Lead to Hike in Cost Per WC Claim in N.J.: Study

The cost per workers’ compensation claim in New Jersey rose following the end of the recession, according to a new study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The study said a 10 percent increase in medical payments per claim …

N.J.’s Financial Literacy Program Gets Underway for New School Year

New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance Acting Commissioner Ken Kobylowski visited a local high school Wednesday, kicking off his department’s statewide financial literacy program for the new school year.At the Old Bridge High School in Matawan, N.J., Kobylowski urged students to save their money, be careful with credit cards, maintain a …

Consumers Learn High Cost of Being Poor in New Jersey

More than a decade ago, Joanne Jubert made six figures as an art director for a New York advertising agency. She pursued her passion of scuba diving. She joined film societies. She bought a modest home in upscale Little Silver. …

N.J. Company Pleads Guilty to Theft of WC Insurance Premiums

New Jersey authorities announced that a Burlington County company has pleaded guilty for under-reporting the number of its employees and wages to evade the full payment of workers’ compensation insurance premiums.Techdan LLC pleaded guilty last month to second-degree theft by …

DEP Sets Aside Funds for Northern New Jersey Flood Buyouts

Plans to provide nearly $500,000 in state funds that would help a northern New Jersey town buy eight flood-prone homes have cleared another hurdle. The state Department of Environmental Protection tells The Record that the funding for Saddle Brook is …

Poll: Majority of N.J. Voters Support Requiring Pet Seat Belt Use

The proposal has received some ridicule, but a new poll shows New Jersey voters support the idea of requiring pets to be in crates or safety restraints when they ride in cars. The Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll found 45 …