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Christie Signs Arbitration Reform Bill

TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed comprehensive arbitration reform legislation Tuesday, part of an effort to rein in the state’s high property taxes. The measure is the result of a bipartisan agreement reached on Dec. 9 with legislative leadership.

Litigation Settlement Clears Way For Revitalization Of Carteret Waterfront

CARTERET — Mayor Dan Reiman announced a settlement this week that resolves the borough’s environmental claims against E.I du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), and clears the way for revitalization of Carteret’s Arthur Kill waterfront.

Party With A Purpose

EDISON — The annual holiday party at Middlesex County College included a food drive that garnered hundreds of pounds of canned goods and non-perishable items, which were donated to Elijah’s Promise Soup Kitchen in New Brunswick.

State Investigators Find Holiday Lights With Bogus UL Labels In Stores

NEWARK – State Division of Consumer Affairs investigators, during an unannounced sweep of urban discount stores conducted this month, discovered holiday lights, decorations and other electrical items that bear counterfeit labels of the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) testing organization and may pose risks to consumers.

Spotswood High School Teacher Accused Of Sending Inappropriate Texts To Student

SPOTSWOOD — A Spotswood High School math teacher has been arrested and charged with sending inappropriate text messages to a 17-year-old female student, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Spotswood Police Chief Karl G. Martin announced Monday.

Healthcare Reforms Kick Into Gear

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act President Obama signed on March 23, 2010, set in motion a wide range of healthcare reforms. Although many of its more sweeping changes won’t be fully activated until 2014, several key elements already went live, effective September 23, 2010.