Halloween is associated with many strange creatures, but none more so than the vampire. To most people, the vampire is nothing more than a mythic monster popularized in movies, television, books and so on. Yet the vampire, an amalgamation of ancient lore woven through with sex, fear, danger and gore, is no mere Hollywood creation.
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TRENTON – Two men pleaded guilty today in connection with a joint investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice and Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor into alleged extortion of money from dock workers at the Port of New York and New Jersey, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
ELIZABETH–The story of the “good Samaritan” told so long ago, lives on, as evidenced this week at the 74th Union County Championships, when Benedictine Academy runners chose to interrupt their cross-country race during the height of competition in order to attend to the wellbeing of an ill runner from a competing school.
WEST TRENTON – The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, in coordination with the National Weather Service, will be monitoring a major coastal storm expected to impact the state on Saturday. State emergency management officials anticipate coastal flooding, frost and freeze warnings, wind conditions, snow in the north and northwest counties, and rain elsewhere.
TRENTON — The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey went to court this week to argue that the New Jersey’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs is violating the rights of Occupy Trenton protesters.
CARTERET – Mayor Dan Reiman and the Borough Council will officially unveil the completed RWJ Rahway Fitness & Wellness Center at Carteret on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 11 a.m.
LINDEN – A state committee that oversees judicial conduct filed a formal complaint against a Linden municipal judge court on Monday as a result of his actions during a 2010 trial of two men charged with theft for allegedly trying to remove the wheel from a car.
SPRINGFIELD – Elementary school children will be able to wear costumes to class on Monday after all. In a decision that received widespread media attention, Superintendent of School Michael Daviano issued a directive banning Halloween costumes in the classrooms earlier this month. The decision was made “to minimize the interruption of instruction.”
NEPTUNE-Less than two months into the New Jersey hurricane recovery efforts more than $200 million in assistance has been approved, announced state and federal officials.