NJ Senators Call For National Moment Of Remembrance For 9/11

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, New Jersey’s two senators and their colleagues from New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Virginia introduced a resolution that calls on Americans to come together as a nation for a Moment of Remembrance at 1 p.m. EDT on Sept. 11, 2011.

Raids Net 10 Alleged Members Of Plainfield Street Gang

PLAINFIELD – Nearly a dozen reputed members of the MS13 street gang were arrested or charged during a number of raids by law enforcement over the last several days, announced Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow. The alleged gang members lived and operated in Plainfield and are charged with a variety of crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder.

Former Sheriff’s Investigator Accused Of Helping Spicuzzo Collect Bribe

TRENTON – Another former Middlesex County sheriff’s investigator was arrested today on charges that he assisted former Sheriff Joseph C. Spicuzzo in collecting a bribe from an individual seeking a position in the sheriff’s office, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced.

NJ Is Getting Fatter, But Not Among Nation’s Most Obese

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Forty-two states have higher obesity rates than New Jersey, according to a new report from Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). New Jersey’s adult obesity rate is 24.1 percent.

AG Announces Reforms To Curtail Police Steroid Use

HAMILTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced a number of reforms designed to curtail the improper prescription, distribution, possession and usage of anabolic steroids, Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) among law enforcement personnel and state and local employees.

Gang Member Guilty Of Elizabeth Robbery, Assault

ELIZABETH — On Tuesday, a Union County jury convicted a member of the Crips street gang of an assault and robbery that took place in Elizabeth last year, said Union County Assistant Prosecutor Brent A. Bramnick who prosecuted the case.


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Children’s Hospital Offers Water Safety Tips For Families

NEWARK — Thousands of swimmers will flock to the Jersey Shore and to local pools this summer, and families should be mindful of the danger of drowning for children of all ages. Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for persons aged 5 to 44, according to the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA).