ELIZABETH — Over the last several weeks the Union County Prosecutor’s Office has experienced a rise in the number of complaints from residents who say they are being subjected to attempted fraud via telephone calls and Internet correspondence.
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LINDEN – The city’s 62nd Halloween Parade will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m., rain or shine. The 2012 Linden Halloween Committee has been planning the annual event at weekly Wednesday meetings at the Linden Public Library on East Henry Street that began on Sept. 5 and will continue through Oct. 24. As always the committee extends an invitation to all that are interested in helping with this year’s parade and other committee sponsored activities.
NEW BRUNSWICK — An Elizabeth man pleaded guilty to charges of operating a drug trafficking ring that possessed $400,000 worth of heroin destined for distribution to customers in Middlesex and Somerset counties, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Police are actively investigating what appears to be the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department, announced today.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a plan to clean up lead contamination at the Raritan Bay Slag Superfund Site in Old Bridge and Sayreville.
STATE – A recently released report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says an estimated 16,290 persons died in traffic crashes from January to June of 2012, a 9 percent increase from just a year ago when there were an estimated 14,950 fatalities during the same period.
Following a recent Texas Supreme Court decision that limited the ability of pipeline owners to condemn property under certain circumstances, a group of property owners in Texas lost their fight to keep a Canadian oil company, TransCanada Keystone Pipeline, from taking their property as part of a 4,000 mile pipeline project.