Barrington Bulletin

The most complete and most convenient source for news and information about the borough of Barrington, N.J.

News roundup: Red-light settlement; booze-switch fine levied; Buono in S.J.; more

A look at recent news in and around the region:

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From NJ.com:

$4.2M red-light camera settlement could be split among 500K drivers

703px-red-light-camera-springfield-ohioPost cards have been mailed to hundreds of thousands of drivers across New Jersey this week as part of a $4.2 million settlement to a class action lawsuit brought on by residents who feel they were wrongly ticketed by red light cameras.

Nearly 500,000 drivers in 18 New Jersey municipalities have received the notice. … The minimum payout to each driver has been placed at $8.50, or ten cents on the dollar of the $85 ticket they received due to the camera.

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From Associated Press:

Gannett cuts jobs, but won’t say how many

Gannett (the company that owns the Courier-Post in Cherry Hill) said Friday that it is eliminating an unspecified number of jobs in its newspaper division.

Jeremy Gaines, a spokesman for the McLean, Va.-based company declined to say where the cuts are taking place.

[Among the newspapers making the most cuts is the Asbury Park Press.]

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From Associated Press:

TGI FRIDAYS IN NJ FINED $500K FOR SWITCHING BOOZE

An operator of TGI Fridays restaurants in New Jersey has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine for serving customers cheap booze when they paid for top shelf.

Acting Attorney General John Hoffman said last week that the fine levied against Livingston-based Briad Group, as a result of an investigation dubbed Operation Swill, should send a message to every bar and restaurant in the state that customers should always get what they pay for.

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From NJSpotlight.com:

Neighboring community is wealthiest in New Jersey

New Jersey is a state of contrasts, with pockets of poverty and areas of wealth. Save for one very small municipality in Camden County, which is the wealthiest, all of the other communities with the highest estimated median household incomes averaged for the period 2007-2011 were in the north, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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From Philly.com:

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Buono stresses South Jersey roots

Eleanor Kelly and Patty Tartaglia-Passio knew in advance that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono would stop by the Phily Diner in Runnemede Sunday morning.

That’s why the two Borough Council members adorned the wall of their booth with two “Buono for Governor” posters.

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