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Painkiller Indictment, Robbery Attempt, Downtown Biz Search Top Local News

A look at the week's top stories in Madison.

A former Madison councilman who ran a medical practice on Main Street was indicted Friday on charges of selling painkiller prescriptions, the Attorney General's Office announced.

Armed Robbery Attempt Investigated on Cook Avenue

A man with a silver handgun attempted to rob a money transfer store on Cook Avenue in Madison on Thursday, borough police said.

'Next Great Downtown Business' Sought for Madison

A grassroots initiative asking borough residents to "help find the next great downtown business" is being started by the Madison Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Development Commission and borough officials.

Film Festival's Madison Stop Includes Talk With Artists

Three artists behind the new short film "Bartleby," including the artistic director of Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, who appears in the film, will be on hand for a post-viewing talkback session when the Black Maria Film and Video Festival makes a stop at the Madison Public Library on Friday, March 1.

Madison Musician Advances in NJ 'Idol' Contest

Patty Doyle made it to the semifinal round of the Watchung Arts Center's 2013 NJ Idol vocal competition.

Housing Violations Case Headed for Trial

The owner of a Park Avenue home that was destroyed by a fire in November is expected to stand trial for alleged housing violations at the multi-family residence.

Home Reassessments' Effect on Tax Bills Not Yet Known

Madison homeowners recently received cards in the mail with a dollar figure on them that could affect their property tax bills for years to come, though the exact impact is not yet known.

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