STATE — Average retail gasoline prices in New Jersey have risen 4.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.80 per gallon yesterday.
When the last national census was taken in 2010, 48 percent of the population was classified as poor or low-income (earning less than 200 percent of the poverty level). Anyone who’s ever tried to live on a low income knows how difficult it can be to make ends meet when cost increases for essentials like healthcare, housing, food and energy outpace their earnings.
STATE — Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, celebrating the culture, contributions and history of Latinos.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A former Woodbridge police officer was found guilty today of sexually assaulting a teenage boy over a three-year period, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
SAYREVILLE — A team of police officers talked a 24-year-old man into climbing to safety during a 3½-hour ordeal in which he threatened to jump from a Route 9 bridge that spans the Raritan River, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department announced today.