TRENTON – A former Newark police officer who was convicted at trial in May was sentenced today for conspiring with other officers to steal cash, drugs and weapons from suspected drug dealers and others, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced.
WOODBRIDGE – The Woodbridge Police Department and the Woodbridge Township Division on Aging are warning senior residents of a telephone scam. The caller claims that they are from an insurance company and are verifying checking account information so a new medical insurance identification card can be issued.
EDISON – The Oak Tree Indian Business Association will hold an India Day Parade on Sunday, Aug. 12, beginning at 1 p.m.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The Middlesex County Division of Consumer Affairs is warning residents of a new check scam that asks recipients to deposit a cashier’s check into their personal checking account and then draw against it as part of a “Secret Shopper” program. A second scam uses victims to send fraudulent checks via post mail.
One’s worst fears are imagined, realized and rummaged through to no end in director Len Wiseman’s “Total Recall,” a more or less reimagining of the 1990 film, also inspired by Philip K. Dick’s short story, “We Can Remember it for You Wholesale.” It tempted me to visit Rekall, where I could buy memories of a better movie. I don’t think I did.
TRENTON – In just two short years, the cost of living for seniors on a fixed income in New Jersey has increased 8 percent, according to statistics released today by the New Jersey Foundation for Aging (NJFA).
One of the nation’s top immigration think tanks estimates that 1.76 million undocumented people could attempt to benefit from an Obama administration decision to shield them from deportation, temporarily, and grant them two-year work permits. Moreover, the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. estimates in its new report that 58 percent of this population who are now between 15 and 30 years old are already in the U.S. labor force.