NEWARK – Joseph Passalaqua, member of an armed robbery crew that primarily targeted businesses and homes in Middlesex County, was sentenced today to more than 15 years in prison, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
PISCATAWAY — A 71-year-old cab driver has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting two girls in separate incidents between 1995 and 2002, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief Richard Ivone of the Piscataway Police Department announced today.
NEWARK – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Thomas R. Calcagni, Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, today led a group of statewide public health and safety partners in announcing the launch of “Project Medicine Drop” – an important component in the division’s campaign to halt the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs.
MOUNTAINSIDE — A long winter’s walk in the falling snow. A chance encounter with an old groundskeeper soon to retire.
RAHWAY – Police are investigating a weekend fight on the 600 block of West Scott Avenue that that resulted in multiple stabbing injuries that sent six people to area hospitals, authorities said today.
Each year, roughly one-third of American households itemize deductions on their federal income taxes. If you’re among that group, there are a several important actions you need to take by year’s end in order to take full advantage of available deductions.
STATE – In the past, enduring a power outage was as simple as starting the fireplace. Not anymore. Fewer and fewer homes have either fireplaces or access to an alternate method of heating and cooking. New Jersey residents affected by the storms of 2011 may want to consider purchasing an emergency generator.
Dear EarthTalk: I drink diet soda but I’m told it’s bad for me and linked to health problems. Is this true and if so can you suggest any healthier alternatives? — Mitchell James, Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
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Shark finning is the practice of catching sharks, hacking off their fins, and returning them to the ocean (maimed and unable to swim or circulate oxygen through their systems) where they starve to death, suffocate or get eaten by other predators.