TRENTON – A medical doctor and borough councilman in Madison was arrested on charges that he allegedly sold prescriptions for the highly addictive painkiller OxyContin to individuals he never treated or examined, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
TRENTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday approved a bill sponsored by state Sen. Nicholas Scutari to amend New Jersey’s marriage licenses requirements and eliminate a mandatory 72-hour waiting period. The bill is identical to a measure approved by the full Legislature in the previous session, but Gov. Chris Christie prevented it from becoming law via a pocket veto.
NEWARK — NJ Transit reminds customers that holiday schedules will be in effect on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 20.
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Foreclosure Task Force is alerting residents whose homes were in a foreclosure process during 2009 and 2010 that the deadline for applying for a review of their case has been extended until July 31.
The Internal Revenue Service has issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” tax scams list, reminding taxpayers to use caution during tax season to protect themselves against a wide range of schemes ranging from identity theft to return preparer fraud.
TRENTON – The Division on Civil Rights will host a public forum at Essex County College on Saturday to promote awareness among veterans and active military personnel of their rights under the state’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD), as well as their recourse if they believe those rights have been violated, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The new Middlesex County Comprehensive Traffic Safety Web site is a one-stop shop for all traffic safety concern or road information, including tips for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists. The web site, http://mctrafficsafety.com, also enables users to report road repair issues and provides a list of all traffic safety events within Middlesex County.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie will introduce his new state budget proposal next week, which will include a promised income tax cut for all New Jersey taxpayers.
TRENTON – A bill that would increase penalties for those who engage in road rage and cause serious harm to others was unanimously approved yesterday by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored that would protect from civil liability good Samaritans who use an automated external defibrillator while attempting to save someone’s life was unanimously passed in the Assembly yesterday, receiving final legislative approval.