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Two Plainfield police face official misconduct, conspiracy & theft charges

A Union County grand jury returned a 39-count indictment against two Plainfield Police Division officials accused of stealing a combined total of more than $11,000 by repeatedly filing fraudulent timesheets for overtime and extra-duty work shifts, said Union County Prosecutor Grace…

USA Biology Olympiad Registration Opens October 15

The USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) is a national competition sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Education (CEE) to select the competitors for the International Biology Olympiad. Registration will open October 15, beginning the process to identify twenty national finalists for…

American economy is still in trouble

I was in Seattle, Washington, recently, to congratulate union and community organizers who helped Seattle enact the first $15 per hour minimum wage in the country. Other cities and states should follow Seattle’s example. Contrary to the dire predictions of…

Former New Jerseyan killed fighting in Ukraine

A West Point graduate who grew up in New Jersey and was the only known American-born soldier fighting pro-Russian separatists in the Ukraine, was killed in battle during August. Mark Gregory Paslawsky was a 55-year-old investment banker who moved to…

Climate change ignored, millions of people likely to suffer or die

The People’s Climate March last Sunday was the largest protest of its kind in history, with hundreds of thousands of people, including celebrities and high-profile politicians, on the streets of New York City. The protest was a huge topic on social media but it…

New Jersey Transit employee accepted money from vendors

NEWARK — A New Jersey Transit employee admitted today to obtaining money from vendors by using his official authority and influence to help them get work with the agency, according to U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman. William Talerico, 55, of Beachwood,…

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins

Shana Tova!  At the start of Rosh Hashanah, the publisher and staff at NJTOTDAY would like to extend our wishes for a happy and healthy new year to the Jewish community. While it’s 2014 in the Gregorian calendar, the Hebrew calendar is…

Osceola women host breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 18

CLARK, NJ – Osceola Presbyterian Church’s women’s book club, “Reading By Sonlight” and the Osceola Presbyterian Women’s Association are blending together to present a women’s breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 18, starting at 10 a.m. The free continental breakfast is open…

Deadly dog disease strikes New Jersey

Dozens of New Jersey dogs have died after contracting a highly contagious canine virus that can produce a life-threatening illness, according to the the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), People for Animals (PFA) and the Trenton…

Middlesex woman scammed more than $900,000 from federal taxes

TRENTON – A Middlesex County woman admitted her role in defrauding the United States Department of the Treasury of more than $900,000 in income tax return checks. Rosanna Rodriguez, 29, of Middlesex Borough, pleaded guilty September 22 before U.S. District Judge…