Edison Man Pleads Guilty To Racketeering Charge In Gang-Related Murder

TRENTON – A member of the Nine Trey Headbustas set of the Bloods street gang has pleaded guilty to racketeering for his role in a gang-related murder in New Brunswick in 2008, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.

NJ Assembly To Vote On Anti-Bullying Bill

TRENTON – The state Assembly is scheduled to vote on the bi-partisan “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act” in a session scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. today. It will be streamed live at http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/media/live_audio.asp.

Outlook Uncertain For NJ Hospitals Despite Improved Operating Margins

PRINCETON – Efforts to reduce costs allowed New Jersey hospitals to post a modest increase in the statewide operating margin for year-end 2009, according to a report released by the New Jersey Hospital Association last week.

Perth Amboy Groups Join Forces to Beautify City’s Gateway

PERTH AMBOY–City officials and volunteers from various Perth Amboy business organizations will join forces today on a project to beautify the southeast corner of the intersection of Smith Street and Convery Boulevard, an area that is considered to be the primary gateway to the city.

Former Perth Amboy Mayor Pleads Guilty To Corruption Charges

TRENTON –Former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas and a longtime aide have pleaded guilty to corruption charges, including charges that they solicited an illicit payment of $58,000 from a city vendor and illegally funneled money into Vas’ congressional campaign via straw donors to evade campaign funding and reporting rules.

Latest Crime Data Shows Statewide Overall Crime Rate Down 9 Percent

TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow released the 2009 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) which shows the overall crime rate in New Jersey dropped nine percent compared to 2008, with a significant 15 percent drop in the number of murders reported statewide in 2009.