Union leaders are calling on the city to increase disability payments for firefighters and police officers.
When Leslie Bright’s husband, Winston, vanished in October 1990, she was overcome with grief.
Gov. Chris Christie’s town hall meeting in Somerset on Tuesday focused on the state budget.
MTA officials told Shirley Findel, who now lives in Port Richey, Fla., that she and her husband received extra money every month for nearly two decades because of a “processing error’.”
A former Parsippany police captain’s retirement payout and pension have been held up as a result of township allegations he wrongly got rid of a large amount of police documents.
According to an investigation by Mark Lagerkvist of New Jersey Watchdog, a news website devoted to public service journalism, 22 retired state police currently earn a pension and a salary.
Bharara sued the city on behalf of three retired NYPD officers and others who served in the military after 9/11 but said they were short-changed by the city in their pensions.
A veteran New Jersey state police trooper has left the force after admitting that he stole more than $7,000 worth of gasoline from state fuel pumps for his personal vehicles, according to a published report.
The retirees are accused of faking injuries to qualify for extra disability pension pay. Tuesday arrests came following 11 last October, including doctors who allegedly helped retirees game the system and former LIRR workers who claimed crippling injuries.
The retirements have also hit the state police. The division saw 203 troopers leave in 2011, including 197 who retired. It now has 2,782 enlisted members, including the 85 new recruits.
Kevin Davis left MF Global in 2008 after the firm lost more than 90 percent of its market value.
Federal prosecutors charged 11 people on Thursday with conspiracy in a decade-long fraud that authorities say poisoned the pension system used by employees of the nation’s largest commuter railroad.
The arrests wrap up an investigation that’s been cooking for years. At issue: How – and why – could more than 90 percent of LIRR employees who sought a disability pension get one?
They carried American flags and chanted “What’s disgusting? Union busting” outside Lowell McAdam’s Mendham residence. Police say the protest was peaceful and without incident.
Gov. Chris Christie has been getting all the attention for signing that pension reform law in New Jersey that forces state workers to contribute a lot more for their health coverage and retirement.