STATE – According to a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press Poll, more than two-thirds of New Jersey residents haven’t heard about the Christie administration’s decision to award a multi-million contract for disaster cleanup to a politically connected Florida-based firm, which then donated $50,000 to a Republican organization that backed Gov. Chris Christie’s 2009 election campaign.
PERTH AMBOY — Mayor Wilda Diaz has removed former board president Barbara Sottilaro from the Perth Amboy Public Library board of trustees, a position she held since 1999.
Have you ever wondered why you tend to wake up at the same time without an alarm clock, fall asleep about the same time or get hungry about the same hour each day?
TRENTON – The treasurer of the Mine Hill Fire Department was charged today with embezzling thousands of dollars from the fire department over the past two years, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The airplane left Mumbai, India at 11:40 p.m. on Feb. 10. It was a long flight, 16 ½ hours, and Niketan “Nick” Diora of Old Bridge was relaxing. He put on a movie, “Hotel Transylvania.” He had been in India for his cousin’s wedding and was looking forward to returning to New Jersey. It was a great wedding.
TRENTON — Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today that more than 1,700 guns were turned in by Essex County residents during a state-sponsored gun buyback event held at a total of six churches in five Essex municipalities this past Friday and Saturday.
Federal agents in four states arrested 18 people — including four men from the Iselin section of Woodbridge — for allegedly creating thousands of phony identities to steal at least $200 million in one of the largest credit card fraud schemes…
NEW BRUNSWICK – More than three-quarters of regular Jersey shore visitors plan to go “down the shore” this summer as usual, despite the havoc wreaked by Superstorm Sandy, according to a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Most – 64 percent – say they will spend about as much time as in summers past, while 13 percent say they will make longer stays. Just under two-thirds of the 20 percent who will make shorter visits say Sandy is the reason they will cut back.
NEWARK – A Newark man was sentenced Friday to 118 months in prison for his role in an armed carjacking in Elizabeth, on Jan. 25, 2011, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.