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March 2024 issue of the Clinton Township Newsletter

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2 m a r c h 2 0 2 4 W W W . C L I N T O N T W P N E W S L E T T E R . C O M Family Owned and Operated Over 70 Years U.S. Highway 22 E. Whitehouse NJ 08888 908•534•2125 e-mail: HEATING OIL • GASOLINE • DIESEL FUEL • BURNER SERVICE • POST-HOLE DIGGING ShopRite of Clinton 50 Wal-Mart Plaza, Clinton • (908) 730-6800 From Basketball to Easter Baskets Catering for every occasion. Download the Order Express App Order deli, entrees, sides, cakes, catering and more right from your mobile device. Available from the app store. Go to Order Express or talk to our in-store catering coordinator today. Locally Owned and Operated by Phil & Diane Koury 185 Center St., Clinton 908.735.4499 Ask Officer Raff: Hi Officer Raff, I have noticed more and more NJ registered vehicles on the roads and highways with no front license plate. It seemed to start with little sports cars, but now it seems all types of vehicles including large SUVs and pickup trucks. Has the regulation changed or is it just not being enforced? – Sincerely, Gerry Hi Gerry, The motor vehicle law in New Jersey governing the display of a front and rear license plate has not changed; in order to be fully compliant, vehicles registered in New Jersey must have a front and rear license plate, mounted within the specifications of Title 39. Any improper display of license plates provides officers with probable cause to stop the vehicle and potentially issue citations for that infraction, as well as any others discovered during the course of the stop. With that being said, there are several factors that may be contributing to the uptick of vehicles with no front plate on our roads. First, most agencies have experienced an increase in the number of calls for service and emergency calls while simultaneously facing difficulties in officer recruiting and retention; we just don't have the staffing levels to enforce many of these minor offenses. Second, during the COVID lockdowns in the major cities, our area saw an influx of new residents from areas where the law was different or just not enforced. Regardless, we encourage everyone to make sure their vehicles meet all the registration, insurance and equipment requirements as proscribed in Title 39, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Statutes. – Safe travels, Officer Raff n Officer Raffaella Vastola grew up locally in Kingwood Township, and has been in law enforcement for almost two decades, serving many of them with CTPD. She, her husband and their five children currently live in Raritan Township. One of their sons is following Raff's f o o t s t e p s – h e ' s beginning his law enforcement career after serving in the Marines. Officer Raff thinks Clinton T o w n s h i p i s a w o n d e r f u l p l a c e to work, live and raise a family, and she's very proud to serve and protect o u r c o m m u n i t y with a dedicated group of men and women who help to keep it that way for everyone. n Do you have questions for our local Clinton Township Police Department? Ask Officer Raff by emailing: or: and add the words "Ask Officer Raff" in the subject line. "Good luck is when opportunity meets preparation, while bad luck is when lack of preparation meets reality." ~ Eliyahu Goldra

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