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$386 million at stake in Sept. 30 special election

TRENTON, September 25, 2014—Voters in 21 New Jersey school districts will go to the polls next Tuesday to act on school construction projects ranging from classroom additions to high school athletic facilities and from security and heating system upgrades to…

$1.5 million unemployment fraudster lands years in state prison

TRENTON – A Georgia woman indicted in 2012 for her part in a scheme to steal $1.5 million in unemployment benefits from the State of New Jersey was sentenced Friday to five years in state prison. Monique Valentine, 35, formerly…

Fugitive arrested and returned for sex crime

ELIZABETH – A man has been returned to New Jersey after he fled the country during deliberations that resulted in a jury convicting him of sex crimes against a young boy. Union County prosecutors say 47-year-old Nikolaos Katogiritis was tracked to the Dominican Republic…

Pharmaceutical firm settles allegations that it unlawfully marketed drugs

New Jersey will receive $543,299 as a result of its participation in a global settlement with Pennsylvania-based Shire Specialty Pharmaceuticals. The settlement resolves civil allegations that Shire unlawfully marketed and promoted five of its drugs for uses not approved by…

Obama protecting military service members and their families

The Obama administration is proposing regulation changes that would reduce predatory lending practices, significantly expand the protections provided to service members, close loopholes in current rules, and help to ensure military families receive the important consumer protections they deserve.remains committed…

Rent on stage in Rahway

The Union County Performing Arts Center will present Rent, the update of Puccini’s La Boheme billed as ‘the musical that changed Broadway forever.’ Produced by Mystic Vision Players, at the Main Stage at UCPAC, performances are limited to two weekends,…

Crackdown on illegal dumping cleans up state parks

TRENTON – Six months after the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) launched a crackdown on illegal dumping on state parks and recreational lands, the initiative has yielded enforcement actions against 20 people, nearly $30,000 in court-ordered fines and more than…

JCP&L’s time is up

by Sy Larson It is well past time that customers of JCP&L learn the truth about the rates they pay for electricity. Three years ago, the New Jersey Rate Counsel ordered the Board of Public Utilities to have Jersey Central Power…

Rahway library hosts business seminars

The Rahway Public Library will host a series of business seminars during October and November presented by SCORE, a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses, in cooperation with the Rahway Chamber of Commerce. These seminars will include such topics as: ? Starting…