Corruption arrests calls to resign, despite having his pay
and beneﬁts suspended.
come a breeding ground for crime,”
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
“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-
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