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Press Releases

Robyn Roberts, Public Information Officer
(973) 648-2690

This Month's Releases 

  • June 20, 2007 Public Advocate Wins Victory for Consumers to Keep Free Directory Assistance Calls.

Last Month's Releases

  • May 17, 2007 - Public Advocate Issues Consumer Advisory of New 8-1-1 Number To “Call Before Digging” To Prevent Damaging Underground Utility Lines.

Prior Releases 

  • April 18, 2007 - Public Advocate Files Complaint Against Effort to Eliminate Electric Power Market Monitor.
  • February 28, 2007 New Jersey Public Advocate Urges Consumers To Know Their Rights and Resources For Difficulty in Paying Utility Bills.
  • January 29, 2007 N.J. Public Advocate Urges Consumers to Seek Energy Efficiency Tax Credit and Telephone Refund.
  • October 19, 2006 N.J. Public Advocate and Rate Counsel Urge FCC To Deny Pending AT&T BellSouth Merger, Call Proposed Merger Harmful to Consumers.
  • September 28, 2006 N.J. Public Advocate and Rate Counsel Urge BPU To Protect Consumers By Restoring Rate Regulation and Maintaining Free Directory Assistance Calls.
  • September 11, 2006 N.J. Department of the Public Advocate Opposes Verizon Attempt to Collect Additional Funds To Pay For Past Due Bills and Attorney Fees.
  • September 1, 2006 N.J. Public Advocate Calls for Stricter Federal Rules to Prevent “Overcharging” Consumers for Telephone Service.
  • July 19, 2006 N.J. Public Advocate and Rate Counsel Call For Verizon N.J. To Maintain 4 Free Monthly Directory Assistance Service Calls.
  • July 10, 2006 N.J. Rate Councel Says “It’s Cool To Conserve” and Offers Energy Conservation Tips on How to Save on Summer Energy Bills.
  • April 26, 2006 Public Advocate and Rate Counsel Oppose Currently Proposed PSEG-Exelon Merger “Positive Benefits” Still Lacking For New Jersey Consumers.
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