Consumer Affairs violations cost three car dealerships nearly $400,000

As supply chain issues continue to affect prices for new and used vehicles, Attorney Matthew J. Platkin today announced separate settlements totaling nearly $400,000 with three car dealerships for alleged consumer protection violations. The alleged violations included: failing to disclose prior accident history; deceptive advertising; failing to honor vehicle warranties; failing to list vehicle pricesContinue reading “Consumer Affairs violations cost three car dealerships nearly $400,000”

Advantix Logistics was ordered to stop cheating, retaliating against employees

Week after week, a worker at Advantix Logistics Corp. kept finding paychecks short of their expectations. After several complaints to a supervisor, the company responded by firing the worker. When the worker raised concerns that the final paycheck did not include all wages earned, the company threatened continued retaliation but a federal agency stepped in toContinue reading “Advantix Logistics was ordered to stop cheating, retaliating against employees”

Consumer Affairs Division issues warning on baby formula price gouging

As manufacturers and government officials continue to take measures to ease baby formula shortages, the Division of Consumer Affairs warned merchants and consumers about price gouging and potential fraud concerning the sale of baby formula in New Jersey. New Jersey’s price gouging law went into effect when the Governor signed Executive Order No. 296 onContinue reading “Consumer Affairs Division issues warning on baby formula price gouging”

Monkeypox spread stumps scientists

There’s a monkeypox outbreak in European and North American countries but health officials are having difficulty finding out where people caught the monkeypox virus and how it is spreading. The outbreak is small — so far fewer than 100 suspected cases, including eight in the United Kingdom, 20 in Portugal and 13 in Canada. TheContinue reading “Monkeypox spread stumps scientists”

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli released from prison early

Big Pharma bro Martin Shkreli, most well-known for raising the price of an AIDS medication by more than 4,000 percent, was released from prison Wednesday after serving only a portion of his sentence. Shkreli was released from federal prison and into a halfway house, less than five years into a seven-year sentence. Shkreli was convictedContinue reading “‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli released from prison early”

Chemists hope LED light breakthrough can help accelerate drug discovery

Every time a new cancer drug is announced, it represents hundreds of researchers spending years behind the scenes working to design and test a new molecule. The drug has to be not only effective but also as safe as possible and easy to manufacture—and these researchers have to choose among thousands of possible options forContinue reading “Chemists hope LED light breakthrough can help accelerate drug discovery”

New Yorker pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges

A New York man admitted transporting multiple items depicting child sexual abuse into New Jersey. Jesus Modesto Sanchez, 31, of New York, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Zahid N. Quraishi to an information charging him with one count of transporting of child pornography. According to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger, documents filedContinue reading “New Yorker pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges”

New technology has implications for biological research & development

For nearly 40 years, drug makers have used genetically engineered cells as tiny drug factories. Such cells can be programmed to secrete compounds that yield drugs used to treat cancer and autoimmune conditions such as arthritis. Efforts to develop and manufacture new biologic treatments may gain from a new technology for quickly sorting single, liveContinue reading “New technology has implications for biological research & development”

Poll says economy, abortion rising in significance as midterm election issues

A new Monmouth University poll released Thursday shows abortion has spiked in importance as a midterm issue in 2022 compared to 2018. The American public is divided as to which party they want in control of Congress, and the issue picture has shifted since the last midterm – with the economy and abortion replacing health care asContinue reading “Poll says economy, abortion rising in significance as midterm election issues”

Conservatives back Republican Mike Crispi over Congressman Chris Smith

Conservative luminaries and groups are endorsing Republican congressional candidate Mike Crispi for Congress in New Jersey’s 4th congressional district. Crispi’s campaign is being run by Republican strategist Roger Stone,a longtime political stuntman, Donald Trump confidant, and adviser to extreme right-wing figures. The pardoned felon and notorious GOP dirty-trickster appeared with the candidate at the MonmouthContinue reading “Conservatives back Republican Mike Crispi over Congressman Chris Smith”

U.S. adults’ lack of financial literacy is compromising future generations

More U.S. adults have a very low level of financial literacy than in any year since 2017, the first year of the Personal Finance (P-Fin) Index, a joint initiative of the TIAA Institute and the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) at the George Washington University School of Business. The P-Fin Index is an annual barometer of financial literacyContinue reading “U.S. adults’ lack of financial literacy is compromising future generations”

New York doctor admits to reselling prescription cancer medication

A New York doctor today admitted using his medical license – and allowing others to use his medical license – to purchase Herceptin and Rituxan, prescription oncology medications, under false pretenses for the purpose of selling them at a profit. Jon Paul Dadaian, 53, of New York, a board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist, pleadedContinue reading “New York doctor admits to reselling prescription cancer medication”

American Constitution Society names Cudahy Writing Competition winners

The American Constitution Society (ACS) announced the lawyer and student winners of the 2022 Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law. This year’s lawyer winner is Eloise Pasachoff, Professor of Law & Anne Fleming Research Professor at Georgetown University Law Center. The student winner is Jamey Anderson, a student at University of Wisconsin LawContinue reading “American Constitution Society names Cudahy Writing Competition winners”

Ted Cruz’s Supreme Court victory is a boon for bribery & corruption

Today, the conservative majority of United States Supreme Court struck down a law that prevents potential corruption from arising when politicians make large personal loans to their own campaigns only to repay them with donations received after Election Day. The 6-3 ruling once again allowed five justices appointed by Republican presidents who failed to winContinue reading “Ted Cruz’s Supreme Court victory is a boon for bribery & corruption”

Sussex County woman attacked by a black bear in rural New Jersey

A New Jersey woman was hospitalized after she was attacked by a black bear while walking down the road to retrieve her mail. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said the attack happened at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on a farm lane in Lafayette Township, which is located in rural Sussex County in theContinue reading “Sussex County woman attacked by a black bear in rural New Jersey”

Short of 70 percent vaccinated, world remains at high risk from coronavirus

Just over 6 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had administered worldwide by the end of September 2021, but the world remains far short of having 70 percent of the population fully vaccinated. While wealth was clearly a factor, as 75 percent had been used in high- and upper-middle income countries—which constitute half of the global population—and 25Continue reading “Short of 70 percent vaccinated, world remains at high risk from coronavirus”

Shooting killed one teenager & injured a 21-year-old man in Camden

A shooting killed one man and injured another in Camden on Saturday morning. Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez said officers responded to the area of the 1000 block of Lakeshore Drive in Camden in reference to multiple 911 calls regarding a shooting on May 14, 2022, at about 10:19 a.m. Upon arrival, officers locatedContinue reading “Shooting killed one teenager & injured a 21-year-old man in Camden”

McCormick blames Booker, Menendez for making abortion a political football

Senators Cory Booker and Bob Menendez are playing politics with the right to privacy that protects a woman’s right to choose abortion by refusing to support legislation that would codify the legal principles established by Roe v. Wade, according to Lisa McCormick, one of New Jersey’s most prominent progressive Democrats.  “Instead of protecting a woman’s rightContinue reading “McCormick blames Booker, Menendez for making abortion a political football”

Another mass shooting in America with no federal action to stop gun violence

One day after a racist 18-year-old gunman slaughtered ten people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, deputies in Orange County, California, responded to reports of a shooting at Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods on Sunday. One person was killed and five others were injured, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. The suspectContinue reading “Another mass shooting in America with no federal action to stop gun violence”

Obituary: Anthony C. Amalfe, former Roselle mayor & county freeholder

A two-term mayor of Roselle and Union County freeholder who also served as chairman of the Union County Democratic Party, Anthony C. Amalfe died on May 10, surrounded by his loving family. Tony Amalfe was 95. In the photo above, he is shown celebrating his last Christmas surrounded by family at his retirement home inContinue reading “Obituary: Anthony C. Amalfe, former Roselle mayor & county freeholder”