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Legislators to introduce twin bills that ban sale of 'bath salts' drug in N.J.

Legislators to introduce twin bills that ban sale of 'bath salts' drug in N.J.

Those charged could face three to five years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines

Three Democratic legislators announced Wednesday they will introduce measures aimed at banning the sale of “bath salts,” legal powders that give users a high similar to meth.

The measure will be sponsored by Sen. John Girgenti (D-Passaic) and Assembly members John McKeon (D-Essex) and Linda Stender (D-Union).

“Bath salts” have become and issue in the aftermath of the death of Pamela Schmidt, a Rutgers University senior allegedly killed by her long-time boyfriend, William Parisio, 22 of Cranford whose mother maintains is mentally ill and was using “bath salts” in recent months. Parisio is charged with murder. Schmidt’s body was found in the basement of the his home on Sunday.

 

Mediation can help settle family disputes over elder care

Mediation can help settle family disputes over elder care
BY CAROL ABAYA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE SANDWICH GENERATION

Question: "I am 80 years old, in good health and live in my own home of 40 years. I have three children. Two live within 25 miles, and the thir...

Community Surgical Supply of Toms River to resolve state Consumer Affairs probe

Community Surgical Supply of Toms River to resolve state Consumer Affairs probe

State received 25 complaints about company's business practices

BY TOM HESTER SR.
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Community Surgical Supply Inc. of Toms River, a company that provides wheelchairs, oxygen machines ...

Obituaries, cleavage and Mike Huckabee

Obituaries, cleavage and Mike Huckabee
BY SUSIE WILSON
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
SEX MATTERS

I read obituaries on a pretty regular basis. I don’t want to miss the deaths of those I may know or admire. I’m also drawn to reading about the lives of ...

Herbs can pose a major risk to your health

Herbs can pose a major risk to your health
BY CAROL ABAYA
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE SANDWICH GENERATION

Question: "My mother, 73, has always been vain about her appearance. She’s taking all kinds of “anti-aging” herbs and other things. She doesn’t...

N.J. child vaccination choice shot down, but not out

N.J. child vaccination choice shot down, but not out
BY ALICIA CRUZ
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Despite fervent claims from parents that vaccinations could do their children more harm than good, Burlington Assemblyman Herb Conway killed a bill Monday that would h...

Byram site added to Superfund list; Garfield site could be next

Byram site added to Superfund list; Garfield site could be next
BY JOE TYRRELL
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Following through on earlier studies, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has added a Byram site to its Superfund clean-up list, and is considering one in Garfi...

Skippy peanut butter recalled in N.J. by FDA

Skippy peanut butter recalled in N.J. by FDA

15 other states also pull product over salmonella scare

A Skippy peanut butter recall? The only right reaction to that news is, “Say it ain’t so!”

But it’s true. Alas for all peanut butter addicts – inc...

Lose weight with a high-protein diet

Lose weight with a high-protein diet
BY ROD SILVA
COMMENTARY

Protein can play a key role in weight loss by helping to curb hunger, while also repairing and building lean muscle. Since your body must spend more energy digesting high-protein...

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