State News

Reintroduced Bills To Transform Foreclosed Properties Into Affordable Housing Clear Committee

TRENTON – The Senate Economic Growth Committee approved a pair of bills sponsored by committee chairman Raymond J. Lesniak yesterday which aim to address New Jersey’s foreclosure crisis by creating an expedited process for foreclosure on abandoned, dilapidated properties, and by creating a mechanism to transform abandoned properties to affordable and market-rate housing.

NJ Moves To Suspend License Of NY Cardiologist Accused Of Illegal Distribution Of Painkillers In NY

NEWARK – The New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners has acted to immediately suspend the license of Dr. Rohan L. Wijetilaka, of Upper Saddle River, whose New York medical license was revoked in late June, based on findings that he had grossly mismanaged care for seven patients; and who in July was arrested by federal agents in New York State, for allegedly selling painkiller prescriptions, and alleged insurance fraud.