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Winfield standoff suspect charged  




A man who threatened police officers with a knife in Winfield on Tuesday, prompting a standoff lasting several hours, is facing multiple criminal charges, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Winfield Police Chief Walter Berg jointly announced Wednesday.…

Capece innocent on all charges




A Union County Jury acquitted attorney Frank G. Capece of all charges in a case involving a school board member’s alleged abuse of the Elizabeth school lunch program. Capece, 65, of Cranford, was innocent on charges of official misconduct, tampering with public…

Critics claim PARCC wastes time, resources




After Gov. Christie Christie and Commissioner of Education David Hespe held a press conference to discuss this year’s PARCC (Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) test scores, the state’s largest teachers’ union called the expensive standardized…

Jamie Fox Charged in Bribery Scheme




Former New Jersey Transportation Commissioner James P. “Jamie” Fox, who was a paid consultant and lobbyist for the Chicago-based parent company of United Airlines Inc., has been charged in a criminal complaint with conspiring to commit bribery. The government accused…