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Street Gangs Present In 45% Of NJ Municipalities

STATE – According to a newly-released report by the New Jersey State Police, gangs are present in 45 percent of New Jersey’s municipalities. Nearly all of the state’s 566 municipalities responded to the survey, with only Elizabeth declining.

Cryan, Lesniak Have Ties To Alleged Organized Crime Figures

ELIZABETH – A reputed organized crime associate made political campaign contributions to Assemblyman Joe Cryan, whose legislative partner, state Sen. Ray Lesniak, wants to disband the commission created to drive the mob out of the waterfront in the Port of New York-New Jersey.

Community Calendar

Singles • Jan. 29 at 8 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will hold a singles dance at the Crowne Plaza Clark, 36 Valley Rd. Ages 40+ No jeans/sneakers/t-shirts Admission: $17 Info:1-732-656-1801

“No Strings Attached” – To Love, or Knot to Love

Ivan Reitman’s “No Strings Attached” is a perfect example of that imperfect film for which I guiltily trot out my fainthearted apologia: “You can enjoy a movie while still fully aware that it isn’t very good cinema.”

NJ Republican Wants To Bring Back Death Penalty

TRENTON – State Sen. Robert Singer (R-Ocean) introduced legislation this week that would reinstate the death penalty for those who murder a child, kill a police officer in the line of duty or commit a terrorist attack that results in fatalities.

Heart Association Asks You To “Go Red” On Feb. 4

STATE — Friday, Feb. 4, marks the eighth annual National Wear Red Day for Women, a public awareness day urging women (and men), businesses, towns, schools, buildings and landmarks to make it their mission to beat heart disease and stroke in women by “going red” or “glowing red.”