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N.J. Bill Would Mean Fines For Falsifying Caller ID Information

Scammers who manipulate how their phone number appears on caller ID could face a $10,000 fine, under a measure unanimously approved by the New Jersey state General Assembly on Monday.

12/15/2014

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Tougher Penalties Go Into Effect For NYS Drivers Using Hand-Held Phones

Beginning Saturday, new drivers who are caught using a cell phone without a hands-free device could face a 120-day license suspension.

11/01/2014

Customers say National Grid is tacking unnecessary fines and charges onto utility bills. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Gets Results: National Grid Installs New Meters After No-Show Fine Complaints

CBS 2 has gotten action following a report on no-show fines levied against Long Island homeowners by National Grid.

09/25/2014

Customers say National Grid is tacking unnecessary fines and charges onto utility bills. (Credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Homeowners Furious Over No-Show Fines From Utility Company

Some suburban homeowners are furious after being shocked with a surprising fine. The charge is being tacked onto their bills because they’re not home when a worker shows up to read the meter.

09/16/2014

A restaurant grade is seen at an establishment in Chelsea - New York, NY - Jan 19, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

City Council Moves To Eliminate ‘Gotcha System’ Of Restaurant Inspections

Fines will go down overall, but the city will maintain the letter grading system implemented by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010.

03/21/2014

Law makers in New Jersey are trying to make it illegal to eat while driving. (Credit CBS 2)

Seen At 11: Driving’s New Distraction, Eating Behind The Wheel

Eating while driving. A lot of people do it every day, but startling new information has shown that the habit could be more dangerous than texting behind the wheel.

12/06/2013

Road construction project. (file/credit: CBS 2)

Conn. Increasing Penalties For Drivers Who Violate Work Zone Speed Limits

Connecticut Department of Transportation Commissioner Jim Redeker said he hears from road crews concerned for their safety all the time.

10/21/2013

Restaurant Grading

City Council Approves Major Changes To Restaurant Grading System

The New York City Council on Wednesday approved a package of bills that will reduce the fines restaurant owners pay for minor health infractions.

10/09/2013

Routes 1 & 9 and the New Jersey Turnpike - Jersey City, NJ - Jan 4, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

New Jersey Boosts Fines For Left Lane Hogs; Worst Case? $300

Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Wednesday increasing the fine for failing to keep right or failure to observe traffic lanes.

08/08/2013

Sink Spigot

Feds May Fine Westchester County For Missing Water Quality Improvement Deadline

Westchester County may face legal action and have to pay up $150,000 a month in fines to the U.S. Justice Department, after missing a deadline to improve water treatment in White Plains and Scarsdale.

07/27/2013

Cresskill lightning detection system (credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Town Approves ‘Alarming’ Fines For Residents Who Ignore Lightning Detection Alarms

Under the proposed ordinance approved unanimously by the Cresskill Borough Council Wednesday evening, Cresskill residents have 10 minutes to get off the field or out of the pool if the new lightning detection system goes off, or face a fine of up to $1,000.

07/10/2013

A man holds a cigarette - Dec 15, 2008 - Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

More Smoking Bans Coming To New York State Parks

Smoking will be forbidden at more New York State parks this summer.

05/11/2013

An anti-distracted driving bumper sticker (file / credit: Tom Keck/Getty Images)

Drivers In New Jersey Could Face Steep Fines As Sting Operation Targets Distracted Driving

A new undercover, sting operation has police looking for drivers who talk and text behind the wheel.

04/22/2013

Piles of garbage sit on a street corner in Midtown. (credit: Philip J. Victor, CBSNewYork.com)

New Yorkers Want To Throw Department Of Sanitation Policy In The Trash

New Yorkers are crying foul over a sanitation policy that they say needs to be trashed.

08/27/2012

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New York Steps Up Patrols, Cracks Down On Seatbelt Violators

New York officials say state police issued tickets to nearly 12,700 motorists during a recent two-week seat belt enforcement campaign.

06/16/2012

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