×Former Chief Zacche Former Chief Zacche JERSEY CITY – Phil Zacche, who retired as Jersey City police chief last April, confessed on Friday to collecting thousands of dollars inappropriately from the Jersey City Housing Authority.The 38-year veteran of the Jersey City Police Department admitted to accepting money to work off duty as security for the housing authority, shifts he said in Federal Court that he did not actually work.“We have been aware of this for quite some time, and we were the ones that provided the allegations to the prosecutor’s office in the first place when this was brought to our attention in 2015,” said City Spokes Kim Scalcione, in a statement issued by Mayor Steven Fulop. “We have zero tolerance for corruption or misconduct and today’s actions speak to this. We will continue to work with the federal authorities to root out corruption.”Zacche became chief in 2014 after the city demoted the previous chief in a power struggle over reorganization of the police department.Zacche faces a potential 10 years in jail, and a possible fine of $250,000. He also agreed as part of a plea deal to pay back $24,700.
Cake Box franchisees have reopened 79 stores – and the business hopes to have all its sites open again by early next month.In line with many bakery chains, Cake Box closed all its stores after the government updated it social distancing advice in March.Since then, the business has been reviewing its processes and operations and consulting with franchisees and their employees.As a result of this, Cake Box has put in place new processes:Operating with smaller teams in store to allow for social distancingClear demarcation of required social distancing throughout the premisesStaff wearing PPE at all times including face masks and shieldsImplementing an enhanced personal and property hygiene regime.The company said that after an initial trial of these processes, with stores operating click & collect and delivery, it told franchisees they could start trading again if they wished.To date, 79 franchise stores are open offering a limited menu of products supplied from the Cake Box bakery in Enfield where the company has also brought in new health and safety procedures. The bakery is operating with reduced staffing levels to maintain appropriate distancing.“Initial demand from customers has been encouraging, albeit at much lower levels than in normal trading conditions given the ongoing lockdown restrictions,” stated Cake Box, which hopes to have its full estate open by early June.Cake Box has previously said that relatively low levels of rent and overheads would help its franchisee businesses recover from the impact of coronavirus.