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Scutari Introduces Bill to Legalize Marijuana in New Jersey

March 25, 2014 at 1:10 AM

State senator Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) introduced legislation on Monday that, if passed, would legalize marijuana and allow New Jersey to generate tax revenue from its sales. 

Scutari, who is also Linden's prosecutor, modeled the bill after a Colorado law that legalized pot. The Centennial State has collected millions in sales tax revenues since January, and Scutari believes the Garden State could do the same. The revenues, he says, would be used to fix the state’s bridges and roads and fund drug-education and treatment programs, as well as women's health programs.

Calling the war on marijuana a "failure," Scutari says that enacting the law could end the illegal drug trade and clean up neighborhoods.

Success is unlikely; Governor Chris Christie has vowed not to sign any bill legalizing marijuana for recreational use because he believes it would send the wrong message to kids.

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Free Public Wi-Fi at Ponderosa Park, Scotch Plains and Other Union County Facilities

January 21, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced that free public Wi-Fi access is available now in six new parks throughout the county. There are now a total of 11 county parks and facilities that offer free Wi-Fi.

“We are committed to ensuring that our recreation facilities are up to date and welcoming to a broad range of activities,” said Chairman ...

New Jersey Wins Under Lance Mental Health Law

January 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. ---  Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) announced that New Jersey has been selected to participate in a demonstration program to expand access to community mental health services and strengthen the quality of care for those living with mental and behavioral health issues. The demonstration program was created under Lance’s Excellence in Mental Health Act, which was ...

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Congresswoman, Your Attendance Is Mandatory, Not Optional.

January 18, 2017

To the editor:

I sent this letter to Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman on her failure to represent us at the Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2017. To date, she has not taken the time or extended me the decency to respond.

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Homes That Sold This Week in Scotch Plains-Fanwood

January 15, 2017

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Brought to you by Keller Williams Realty, the following is a list of homes that have sold this week in the towns of Fanwood, Scotch Plains and Westfield. (See table below.) This information includes sales that were listed in the Garden State MLS.

Check this weekly update to stay informed about your local real estate market.

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