State News

Pharmacist Pleads Guilty To Illegally Distributing Drugs

NEWARK – Vincent Hsia, a pharmacist and the former proprietor of Lincoln Pharmacy Network in Edison, admitted that he conspired to distribute oxycodone and that he filed false personal and corporate income tax returns, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.

NJ Motor Vehicle Commission Highlights School Bus Inspection Measures

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP–New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chairman and Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez today joined state legislators and a local elementary school class for an event to highlight the state’s school bus inspection program that looks at 24,000 student transportation vehicles twice a year.

Community FoodBank Seeks Support For Hurricane Relief Efforts

HILLSIDE — The Community FoodBank of New Jersey has prepared 25,000 meals for evacuation sites for victims of Hurricane Irene. The agency is still producing 2,000 meals per day for the region, including Paterson and Bound Brook, and is distributing cleanup supplies and bottled water.

NJ Peach Crop Survived Hurricane

CLAYTON – Much of New Jersey’s remaining peach crop survived the winds and rains of Hurricane Irene, according to Jerry Frecon, Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Cooperative Extension, speaking from Heilig Orchards, where he was inspecting the peach orchards.

State Files Complaints Against Businesses That Allegedly Offered Unauthorized Immigration Assistance

NEWARK – The State Division of Consumer Affairs has filed complaints against four businesses that allegedly advertised immigration assistance services that they were not authorized to perform, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced today.

Majority Of NJ Shellfish Beds Have Reopened

TRENTON – The state Department of Environmental Protection reopened the vast majority of shellfish beds in the state today after tissue samples collected over the weekend met federal health standards. The beds were closed Aug. 27 as Hurricane Irene approached New Jersey.

As New School Year Starts, ‘Anti-Bullying Bill Of Rights’ Takes Spotlight

FORT LEE – Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono joined with Fort Lee High School students on Tuesday to mark the start of the new school year at an event to highlight the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights,” which takes effect today.