Consumer Affairs

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Senior Citizens Outraged After N.J. Cracks Down On Lunchtime Bingo Game

A group of senior citizens are outraged after they say they were banned from playing bingo.

09/26/2014

City Council Chair of Consumer Affairs Rafael Espinal Jr. announces he does not support a ban on horse-drawn carriages on Sept. 10. 2014 (Credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

City Councilman Espinal Announces Support for Horse-Drawn Carriage Industry; Ban Supporters Protest

City Council Chair of Consumer Affairs Rafael Espinal Jr. said on Wednesday he does not support a ban on horse-drawn carriages in New York City.

09/10/2014

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21 Cash-For-Gold Businesses Cited By New Jersey Consumer Affairs

The 21 cash-for-gold stores from Edison to Emerson — six in Fairfield alone — are accused of using improper and unapproved scales.

06/26/2014

Helen David claims that she has been discriminated against by a group of male pedicab drivers. (Credit: CBS 2)

Female Pedicab Driver Says Discrimination Has Reached A Dangerous Level

A female pedicab driver claims that getting cursed at, spit at, and kicked at work has become the norm and that a group of fellow drivers are to blame.

04/22/2014

Prom dresses from Red Carpet Pageant and Prom in Wayne, NJ to be auctioned off by the state on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 (credit: theauctioneersgroup.com)

Contents Of Wayne Prom Dress Shop Being Auctioned By State

The state says Red Carpet Pageant and Prom in Wayne failed to deliver dresses to at least 16 customers who had paid in full or part. The transactions totaled $5,400.

08/22/2012

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Equal Rights, Equal Price? NYC Fining Salons Charging Different Prices Based On Gender

Jonathan Mintz, the New York City Commissioner of Consumer Affairs, told 1010 WINS the consumer protection law is a civil rights law that prohibits people being treated differently based upon their gender.

05/23/2012

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NJ Launches Drug Abuse Database

More than five years after New Jersey passed a law to start tracking prescription drug use, the state is launching a long-awaited database monitoring use of dangerous drugs with the intent of helping doctors spot abusers more quickly and authorities stop drug dealers.

01/15/2012

A woman stands in a supermarket aisle June 11, 2009 in New York City. (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Inspections Find Many New York City Supermarkets Overcharging Customers

Inspectors visited nearly 2,000 stores in all five boroughs and found inaccuracies on price tags, scanners and scales.

08/18/2011