TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow today released the 2010 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) which shows the overall crime rate in New Jersey increased one percent compared to the previous year, while total violent crime edged up less than one-half of one percent.
TRENTON – A lawyer from Westfield was indicted today on charges that he stole $189,660 in closing funds related to a home sale that were entrusted to him as the settlement agent, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
SAYREVILLE — A third man has been arrested and charged in connection with the fatal beating of a 28-year-old Edison man who was killed in the borough, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department announced today.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie today signed legislation to strengthen protections for victims of domestic violence by imposing stricter conditions for bail for domestic violence offenders who violate pre-existing restraining orders or are found in contempt of a restraining order.
ROSELLE — The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old man that occurred earlier this morning in Roselle, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
LINDEN — A Linden man was arrested earlier this month and charged after police raided his home and discovered 65 marijuana plants and several high-caliber assault weapons, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced today.
The ongoing recession, continuously high unemployment, home foreclosures, congressional intransigence, and the circus of electoral politics are symptoms of a disease so widespread as to have rendered the government altogether incapable of carrying out its mandate, which is to protect the rights of its citizens, individually and collectively.
TRENTON – The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and Sheriffs’ Association of New Jersey (SANJ), today kicked-off the second annual American Medicine Chest Challenge-New Jersey, at a statehouse press conference.
NEWARK – According to its most recent fiscal report to the state, the AARP Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., spent 90 percent of its annual funds to provide information, education, and service to individuals 50 years old and older. The organization spent the rest on expenditures related to fundraising, management, and general costs.
TRENTON – The Assembly’s incoming Democratic Majority Caucus on Thursday chose Sheila Y. Oliver to continue as Assembly Speaker and selected Assembly budget chief Lou Greenwald as the new Assembly Majority Leader. Greenwald will replace current Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan (D-Union.)