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Corruption arrests                          calls to resign, despite having his pay
                                            and benefits suspended.
                                                                                        come a breeding ground for crime,”
                                                                                        Rice said.
                                                                                                                                 propriation in the annual federal ap-
                                                                                                                                 propriation bill, including $550,000
lead to resignations                              The state Sierra Club and                  The other bill requires mortgage    to research Garden State mainstays
                                            other environmental leaders ex-             holders to file foreclosure actions       blueberries and cranberries.
The July 23 corruption arrests have         pressed disappointment that Cor-            within 20 years                                u.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg
led to a series of resignations, with       zine didn’t freeze state work on de-        of a default.                            (D-Cliffside Park) announced the ap-
                                                                                                                                                                                        “These animals are
Gov. Jon S. Corzine issuing an ex-          velopment in all towns touched by           The     measure                          propriation last week, and said it will                not being used for
ecutive order that would freeze state       the scandal. – Andrew Kitchenman            is    sponsored                          also provide money to eradicate the                     scientific research
work in Ridgefield until Mayor An-                                                       by     Assembly                          perennial scourge of gypsy moths.
                                                                                                                                                                                         or for exhibitions;
thony Suarez resigns.
      Corzine issued the executive
                                            Two bills target                            Democrats John
                                                                                        S. Wisniewski,
                                                                                                                                       “Many New Jersey communi-
                                                                                                                                 ties are struggling to keep up with                   they are going to be
order Aug. 3. While it would affect          foreclosure issues                          of     Sayreville;                       the costs of basic needs, leaving in-                   made into steaks
all towns with mayors who had been                                                      Gary S. Schaer,        Ronald L. Rice    adequate resources to stop gypsy
charged with corruption, its imme-          State legislators are working on a          of Passaic; and L. Grace Spencer, of     moths from ravaging our trees,” Lau-
                                                                                                                                                                                           and burgers.”
diate effect is only on Ridgefield, as        pair of bills to address issues created     Newark.                                  tenberg said in a statement.
the two other recently charged may-         by the current wave of foreclosures.             The sponsors said some prop-              Along with the $250,000 to ad-
ors already have resigned.                        One increases fines on lending         erties cannot be sold because de-        dress gypsy moths, the appropria-                        State Sen. Marcia
      Dennis Elwell resigned on July        institutions that foreclose on proper-      cades-old defaults remain as clouds      tion provides $236,000 for technical                  Karrow (R-Flemington),
28 as mayor of Secaucus, while Peter        ties and fail to maintain them, and the     on a property’s title. The bill passed   assistance with conservation of land                  proposing to change the
Cammarano III resigned as Hobo-             other limits the time mortgage holders      both houses of the Legislature and       and water resources.                                    state classification of
ken mayor July 31. Assemblyman              have to start foreclosure actions after a   is awaiting Gov. Jon S. Corzine’s sig-         The $550,000 for blu
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