Lawmakers Ask Christie To Help Prepare For Puerto Rican Birth Certificate Changeover

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex Democrats Senator Joseph F. Vitale and Assemblymen John S. Wisniewski and Craig J. Coughlin sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Chris Christie asking him to help inform the public and prepare New Jersey departments and agencies in advance of the government of Puerto Rico invalidating all birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010.

Piscataway Man Sentenced For Role In Medicaid Fraud Scheme

TRENTON – The owner of a Newark pharmacy was sentenced Tuesday in connection with an investigation into pharmacy owners and employees who bought completed prescription forms for HIV/AIDS drugs from indigent patients so Medicaid could be billed for drugs that were never actually dispensed, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.

Crisis Hotline Recognizes Volunteers

WESTFIELD—David Owens of Westfield, executive director for CONTACT We Care’s 24-hour crisis hotline, and Training Director Sue Fasano of Westfield recognized and celebrated the organization’s more than 100 volunteers at CONTACT’s Volunteer Recognition Celebration and Annual Meeting held at Ferraro’s South in Westfield.

MVC Opens New South Brunswick Agency

SOUTH BRUNSWICK – Cutting the ribbon on the first modernized agency to be built on state-owned land in Middlesex County, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Acting Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to improved customer service, enhanced security and greater safety.

Community Calendar

AARP Meeting • April 9 at 1 p.m. – Clark AARP Chapter #3733 will meet at the Brewer Senior Center, 430 Westfield Ave., Clark.

‘Inspirations’ Art Show Benefits Patient Care

PERTH AMBOY—Art aficionados, those interested in supporting Raritan Bay Medical Center’s patient care services or simply looking to enjoy an elegant night out will want to attend Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation’s “Inspirations: A Celebration of Art & Spring,” art show reception Thursday, April 22, 6 p.m., at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Avenue.