STATE – New Jersey is one of seven states that will receive a federal grant in the latest round of Race to the Top education funding.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced today a $34.25 million, multi-state settlement with GE Funding Capital Market Services, Inc. as part of an ongoing, nationwide investigation of alleged illegal conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry.
HILLSIDE – Shortly after 5 a.m. four masked men in a Chrysler, possibly a 200 or Sebring, robbed the Union Toll Plaza on the Garden State Parkway, according to the New Jersey State Police.
WEST TRENTON – At the top of the New Jersey State Police’s 2011 holiday wish list is a safe and happy holiday season for the citizens of New Jersey. That includes a dramatic reduction in the traffic fatalities during the Christmas weekend period, especially pedestrian fatalities.
NEWARK — NJ Transit will offer additional holiday service along with a special extension of the Family Super Saver Fare, allowing up to two children ages 5 through 11 to travel free with each customer paying/presenting any valid fare.
PATERSON – Patients at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, an acute care specialized state designated children’s hospital at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, received a special pre-Christmas visit from New Jersey Devils hockey players, Eric Boulton and Kurtis Foster.
NEWARK –Children with cancer, sickle cell disease and other blood disorders are not just their diagnoses; they are, first and foremost, kids. To recognize and celebrate that fact, The Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey has, for twenty years, thrown a lively and kid-friendly holiday party that also includes siblings and family members.
NEWARK – A principal of Mid-Atlantic Trustees and Administrators (MATA) and two of the company’s employees were sentenced to prison terms or home detention on Wednesday for conspiracy to defraud the United States through the marketing of two fraudulent products designed to conceal assets from the IRS and fraudulently discharge debt, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
TRENTON – A pharmacy owner from Edison was arrested Wednesday morning for his alleged role in a conspiracy to defraud Medicaid through a prescription medication buyback scheme, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Acting Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Ronald Chillemi announced.
STATE — New Jersey Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of CPR-certified, registered nurses to volunteer at its donor rooms. Volunteer RNs would assist the collection staff at donor centers in Scotch Plains and/or New Brunswick.