WAYNE, N.J. (AP) -- Consumer affairs officials have obtained a final default judgment against a northern New Jersey dress shop that closed in the middle of prom season.
The Division of Consumer Affairs will provide $2,900 in restitution to 11 consumers who were left without refunds, dresses or formal wear when The Red Carpet Pageant and Prom in Wayne closed. The proceeds are from a court-ordered auction of the store's inventory.
The state says at least 16 customers paid in full or part for dresses that were not delivered. The transactions total $5,400. State officials were able to return dresses to seven customers.
Manager Patricia Dowling of Deptford and her husband, Michael have been ordered to pay more than $150,000 in penalties and fees. Patricia Dowling is barred from doing business in New Jersey.
June 19 is National Dine Out Day. Restaurants and vendors across the country are contributing a percentage of their revenues for the day to the NJ Relief Fund to benefit Superstorm Sandy victims.
One bird may have been responsible for several hundred Hoboken residents losing power.
One bird may have been responsible for several hundred Hoboken residents losing power. A spokeswoman for Public Service Electric & Gas says the bird touched a transformer on Clinton Street near Columbus Park Wednesday morning.