NEW BRUNSWICK—A former resident of Edison and North Brunswick has been sentenced to a 20-year-term in a New Jersey state prison for sexually assaulting a girl for three years, beginning when she was 9 years old, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
NEW BRUNSWICK—A grand jury has indicted two Perth Amboy residents on perjury charges, contending they gave false testimony during a murder trial last year, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Tuesday.
SOMERVILLE—Former NBA basketball player Jayson Williams was sentenced to five years in state prison today in the shooting death of limousine driver Costas “Gus” Christofi in 2002, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
LINDEN—City Council President Robert Bunk is unlikely to get a free ride for the Democratic nomination to challenge Mayor Richard Gerbounka, the independent who defeated former Mayor John T. Gregorio in 2006.
NEWARK – An emerging scam where con artists target grandparents is being reported across the country and Acting Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Acting Consumer Affairs Director Sharon Joyce warned residents to be leery of callers claiming to be their grandchild and in need of money.
NEWARK—During the winter months, reports often show an increase in viral gastroenteritis, an infection caused by a variety of viruses that results in vomiting or diarrhea.
Clearance Sale • Now through March 6 – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is having a winter clothing clearance sale at their thrift shop, 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. The store is open from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. every day except Sunday. Proceeds benefit the animal rescue group. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Senate approved a bipartisan package of legislation to reform the state’s public employee pension by a 36-0 vote with four abstentions today.
UNION COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Union, Essex and Hudson counties. An icy mix of precipitation could cause tomorrow morning’s commute to be hazardous.
One major piece of legislation President Obama signed last year was the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act, which made fundamental changes to credit card agreements. Some provisions were adopted last summer, but the bulk of them took effect Feb. 22.