TRENTON – A bill which would permit the development of solar, photovoltaic and wind energy facilities on closed landfills or quarries was approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee last week by a vote of 4-0.
SPOTSWOOD – At an appearance in Spotswood yesterday, Gov. Chris Christie proposed cutting school superintendents’ salaries to help taxpayers save money.
TRENTON –A former NJ Transit police officer was sentenced to five years in state prison today for possessing nearly four pounds of marijuana in his car which he intended to sell, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
STATE – New Jersey’s Division of Taxation began mailing out 2009 property tax reimbursement checks to seniors this week.
TRENTON – Police agencies throughout New Jersey will be participating this summer in a pedestrian safety enforcement and education program designed to increase awareness about safely sharing the road.
NEW BRUNSWICK– The U.S. is quickly losing ground as a leader in medical innovation and must embrace a public policy agenda to create jobs, cure chronic disease and ensure state and national competitiveness well into the future, a group of public and private sector leaders told a gathering of innovators and health officials at the Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey in Piscataway and at Cooper University Hospital in Camden Thursday.
NEWARK—A federal grand jury indicted Nevin Shapiro, former owner and chief executive officer of Capitol Investments USA Inc. (Capitol), Wednesday for allegedly overseeing a $880 million Ponzi scheme linked to his purported wholesale grocery distribution business, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
STATE – New Jersey initial unemployment claims increased by 6,167 for the week ending July 3, according to data released by the federal Department of Labor today.
FROM CLIFFVIEW PILOT: The letters began hitting mailboxes late last week. For 967 recipients in New Jersey, the contents hurt: Facing its smallest budget in five years, the state changed eligibility requirements for those covered by its AIDS Drug Distribution Program, which pays for thousands of dollars in medications for low-to-middle-income, underinsured people who are HIV-positive.
TRENTON –The sentencing of former Assemblyman Neil Cohen was adjourned at the defendant’s request and rescheduled for Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. before Superior Court Judge Gerald Council in Trenton.