If you want to know what tyranny is like, look around. The national government — specifically the executive branch — can do pretty much what it wants.
STATE – Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot could be worth up to $86 million, with a $58 million cash option.
TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono said she would become a sponsor of bipartisan legislation released by a Senate committee Monday that would provide an income tax credit to veterans who require psychological counseling and treatment upon returning home from war.
TRENTON – Legislation to remove demeaning language about people with disabilities from state statute was signed into law Monday.
RAHWAY – Rahway’s fire department has shrunk from 55 to 50 members this year, with another firefighter to retire this month. Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association #33 President Charles Leone expressed concerns about safety in light of the reductions.
STATE – New Jersey will receive $1 million to help crack down on health insurance premium increases, U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Monday.
TRENTON — The owner of a Totowa nursing home pleaded guilty Monday to Medicaid fraud after a state investigation revealed that he billed the Medicaid program for $302,877 in improper and unsubstantiated costs, including more than $100,000 in personal expenses, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced.
TRENTON – Assemblyman John Wisniewski announced plans to call a hearing of the Assembly transportation panel to look into an increase in the number of NJ Transit rail delays.
UNION COUNTY – The Rahway Valley Sewer Commission voted last week to limit the hours of an independent auditor hired to investigated a failed cogeneration plant project.
ELIZABETH — A Pennsylvania man was sentenced to 43 years in prison Friday, having been found guilty of aggravated manslaughter, conspiracy to distribute drugs and weapon offences, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
ROSELLE PARK – The family of a teenage girl is suing the Roselle Park school board and school officials, alleging that a board member’s son sexually abused the girl after he served as a substitute teacher at her school.
Aug. 9 at 4:07 p.m. – Officers Jeffrey Kosty and Luis Ataca investigated a report of a suspicious event at West Meadow Avenue. The theft case remains open.
CRANFORD – The Cerebral Palsy League’s Jardine Academy in Cranford marked the culmination of a Carnival Week celebration with a Family Fun Day Friday, August 13.