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.
TRENTON – A former Newark police officer who was convicted at trial in May was sentenced today for conspiring with other officers to steal cash, drugs and weapons from suspected drug dealers and others, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
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 Rohan L. Wijetilaka, of Upper Saddle River, whose New York medical license was revoked in late June, based on findings that he had grossly mismanaged care for seven patients; and who in July was arrested by federal agents in New York State, for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.
STATE – This weekend should offer the best view of the Perseid meteor shower, which is expected to peak on Sunday morning.
LONG BRANCH – As any parent knows, life with children is a balancing act between worrying for their safety and setting them free to grow and meet new challenges. For parents of children who have food allergies that balancing act is even more pronounced.
TRENTON – NJDOT officials today announced that beginning on Friday night, Aug. 10, NJDOT’s contractor, a joint-venture of Ferreira Construction and Crisdel Group, is scheduled to begin reconstructing the left and center travel-lanes on I-78 westbound Local lanes through the ongoing project limits in Essex and Union counties.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie yesterday signed a bill sponsored by state Senators Raymond J. Lesniak and Sandra Bolden Cunningham which will expand employment opportunities for certain ex-offenders in order to aid in their reentry into society.
TRENTON – In just two short years, the cost of living for seniors on a fixed income in New Jersey has increased 8 percent, according to statistics released today by the New Jersey Foundation for Aging (NJFA).