NEWARK – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today announced an agreement with CVS-Caremark, resolving incidents at five separate CVS pharmacies in Camden, Morris and Union counties.
STATE — In its regular tracking of residents’ satisfaction with life in New Jersey, the Monmouth University Poll finds the current Garden State Quality of Life Index stands at +29. This is down only slightly from the +30 score recorded in December and marks the third highest score in the more than two years Monmouth has been measuring this index.
STATE – Gas prices are once again approaching the $4 per gallon mark, rising 46 cents over the past month according to AAA. This is the largest month-to-month increase since June 2009.
TRENTON – The Assembly passed a package of more than 20 bills related to gun control yesterday, but neither Gov. Chris Christie nor state Senate President Stephen Sweeney have rushed to embrace them.
TRENTON – The state Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the nomination of five Superior Court judges this week. The nominees include Stephen Taylor, 52, of Montgomery; Carlia Brady, 41, of Woodbridge; Jeffrey Jablonski , 43, of Kearny; Kathleen Sheedy, 56, of Cream Ridge and Thomas Shusted Jr., 57, of Cherry Hill.
STATE – There is a “crisis” in the way New Jersey police departments take internal affairs complaints, according to a report released earlier this month by the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey (ACLU-NJ).
TRENTON – A medical doctor who is a former borough councilman in Madison was indicted today on charges that he allegedly conspired to illegally distribute a highly-addictive prescription painkiller by writing prescriptions without treating or examining patients, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
NEWARK – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs have filed suit against the operators of a purported Superstorm Sandy charity, alleging the defendants unlawfully misled the public by diverting donated funds into their personal accounts, misleading donors with false claims about the ways donations would be used, falsely claiming that donations are tax-deductible, and otherwise deceiving the public in violation of New Jersey’s charity registration and consumer protection laws.
TRENTON – The Assembly on Thursday approved legislation that would impose a mandatory prison time of 25 years to life for those convicted of sexually abusing children under the age of 13.
TRENTON – The Assembly passed 22 gun control bills yesterday, in votes that went mostly along party lines. Supporters of the legislation say that it will help reduce gun violence, an issue that gained national attention after December’s massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.