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Nursing home workers threaten strike

JERSEY CITY — The union representing about 450 workers at four New Jersey nursing homes held a press conference on July 24, in Journal Square to announce they are ready to strike if a deal cannot be reached with Alaris Health…

Soccer coach admits to possessing child pornography

TRENTON – A former Princeton youth soccer coach admitted that he possessed images of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman. Jorge A. Roman, 49, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano in Trenton federal…

Transportation administrator arrested

NEWARK – The assistant division administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), New Jersey Division, was arrested this morning for allegedly using a straw company to get FHWA grant funds he also oversaw as a public official, and for falsifying…

John Degnan elected chairman of the Port Authority

The Port Authority announced that former New Jersey Attorney General John Degnan was elected the 19th Chairman of the agency’s Board of Commissioners. Degnan was nominated by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and confirmed by the New Jersey State Senate…

Drive-in movie night July 29

UNION COUNTY — Jurassic Park will be the feature film on July 29 at drive-in movie night at the Galloping Hill Golf Course in Kenilworth. Jurassic Park will begin at dusk as part of “Family Fun and Flix” – a…

Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich dead at 83

ELIZABETH — Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich, who was first elected to the position in 1977, died Sunday at the age of 83. Froehlich succumbed to cancer, which he had been battling for several months, shortly after he was honored…

Outside spending plagues our electoral process

by Jeff Brindle Much has been written about the magnitude of campaign spending by independent special interest groups but until now, there has been little discussion about the impact. During the 2012 Presidential and Congressional contests, the Center for Responsive Politics…

Sierra Club endorses Roy Cho for Congress

STATE — Roy Cho, candidate for Congress in the 5th District, received a major endorsement from the national Sierra Club and the group’s 16,000-member strong New Jersey chapter. It is the first time since 2006 that the Sierra Club has…