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Report: Privately-Run Halfway Houses Are Not Adequately Monitored

TRENTON – The state Department of Corrections does not adequately monitor its state-funded halfway houses and failed to take appropriate action against halfway house providers following inmate escapes, according to an audit released today by the Office of the State Comptroller.

FDA Changes Rules For Sunscreen Labeling

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued new regulations yesterday that are intended to help consumers find sunscreen products that, when used with other sun protection measures, reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging, as well as help prevent sunburn.

County, Red Cross Test Abilities To Set Up Emergency Shelters

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – On Saturday, June 11, the Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management partnered with the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army in a readiness drill to test their ability to open a regional shelter in the face of a weather disaster.

Authorities Break Up Alleged Human Trafficking Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – Six alleged members of an international human trafficking scheme face federal charges for bringing hundreds of people from Brazil, India, and elsewhere into the United States, New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Two Elizabeth Men Indicted For Double Murder, Carjacking

NEWARK — An Essex County grand jury returned a 37-count indictment Monday charging two Elizabeth residents with a Sept. 15, 2010 double murder and carjacking that took place outside a Newark bar, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced.