Go figure: Dumont, a snakepit of a town known best for political contributions leading to professional favors, is considering a strict pay-to-play law that would make it something of a pioneer in North Jersey — thanks to Citizens’ Campaign, a grass-roots group that so far, has attracted 5,000 participants who hope to stem corruption… which should, in turn, help curb property taxes.
EDISON—Edison police are searching for a 43-year-old man who was recently released from Trenton Psychiatric and had been placed in a group home in the township.
CARTERET—The Carteret Fire Department has received a $2,500 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest property insurers.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex Democrats Senator Joseph F. Vitale and Assemblymen John S. Wisniewski and Craig J. Coughlin sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Chris Christie asking him to help inform the public and prepare New Jersey departments and agencies in advance of the government of Puerto Rico invalidating all birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010.
TRENTON – The owner of a Newark pharmacy was sentenced Tuesday in connection with an investigation into pharmacy owners and employees who bought completed prescription forms for HIV/AIDS drugs from indigent patients so Medicaid could be billed for drugs that were never actually dispensed, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
PERTH AMBOY—Mayor Wilda Diaz has established the first Historic Preservation Commission in the City of Perth Amboy.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK – Cutting the ribbon on the first modernized agency to be built on state-owned land in Middlesex County, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Acting Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to improved customer service, enhanced security and greater safety.
AARP Meeting • April 9 at 1 p.m. – Clark AARP Chapter #3733 will meet at the Brewer Senior Center, 430 Westfield Ave., Clark.
PERTH AMBOY—Students from Perth Amboy Middle School will present an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”on Sunday, April 11, at the Raritan Bay Area YMCA Auditorium, 365 New Brunswick Avenue.
PERTH AMBOY—Art aficionados, those interested in supporting Raritan Bay Medical Center’s patient care services or simply looking to enjoy an elegant night out will want to attend Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation’s “Inspirations: A Celebration of Art & Spring,” art show reception Thursday, April 22, 6 p.m., at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Avenue.