BOOKER LANDS ENDORSEMENT FROM CWA

Newark Mayor Cory Booker picked up a major union endorsement this week. The Communications Workers of America endorsed the Democrat ahead of the Oct. 16 special election for the U.S. Senate seat. The union represents about 55,000 workers in the state between state and local. The union previously endorsed Barbara Buono in the gubernatorial election.…

TOLL PRIVATIZATION CONTRACT EXTENDED

Privatized toll collections have indeed saved money on the Atlantic City Expressway and will continue for the next year. The South Jersey Transportation Authority voted on Wednesday to extend the contract of a Virginia company to collect tolls through November. Authority officials estimate the A.C. Expressway could save as much as $7.5 million in salaries…

SECRET SERVICE JOINS ATM INVESTIGATION

The U.S. Secret Service has joined local authorities in the investigation of recent ATM skimming incidents in South Jersey. Skimming devices have been found on ATMs at banks in Lower Township, Northfield, Brigantine and Egg Harbor Township. Criminals use the devices to collect bank account information from unsuspecting customers. The Secret Service is responsible for…