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25 New Jersey residents have chikungunya virus

STATE — The New Jersey Department of Health encourages everyone-especially those traveling to the Caribbean-to take precautions to prevent mosquito-borne illness by wearing insect repellent and removing standing water from yards. “Human cases of West Nile Virus typically appear from…

Ex-teacher sentenced for student sex assaults

MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Former Sayreville War Memorial High School teacher Jaclyn Melillo has received a four-year state prison term for sexually assaulting two 16-year-old boys at various locations in the borough separately over a period of several months. Middlesex County Superior…

Councilman & his partner wedded at their Rahway home

RAHWAY — Councilman Robert Bresenhan, Jr. and Rolando B. Ceniza were married Saturday, June 28, in a garden wedding ceremony officiated by Mayor Samson Steinman. “June 28, is a very special day for our union,” said Bresenhan, who explained that a member of…

Christie wants lawmakers to let voters change bail system

STATE – Gov. Chris Christie is calling the Legislature into special session Thursday to consider changes to the state’s bail system that would provide for pretrial detention of certain criminal defendants, establish non-monetary alternatives for release and authorize the judiciary branch to revise…

Genovese Family associates admit racketeering conspiracy

NEWARK — Two Springfield residents admitted in U.S. District Court in Newark to charges that they conspired with the Genovese organized crime family in an illegal sports betting website, said U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman. Joseph Graziano, 77, and Dominick J. Barone,…

Developer pleaded guilty of false statements

The developer of three Trenton affordable housing projects admitted today that he made false statements to a financial institution to divert project money for personal and other unauthorized purposes, and to conducting a transaction with the proceeds of this crime,…

Trustees report reduced costs, longer Medicare solvency

The Medicare Trustees yesterday projected that the trust fund that finances the nation’s hospital insurance coverage will remain solvent until 2030, four years beyond the date that was projected last year. Due in part to cost controls implemented in Obama…