Corporation Involved In Vas Scandal Pleads Guilty

TRENTON – A corporation that was contracted by the City of Perth Amboy during the administration of former Mayor Joseph Vas pleaded guilty today to performing thousands of dollars worth of free masonry and paving work at the mayor’s house, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.

Police Make Arrest In 20-Year-Old Murder Case

EDISON – Police have arrested a New Brunswick man on charges of fatally stabbing a 15-year-old female in an Edison motel nearly 20 years ago, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Edison Police Chief Thomas J. Bryan announced today.

Parents Believe NJ Should Spend More On Higher Education

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP– A Stockton-Zogby poll has found that an overwhelming majority of New Jersey parents of 9th to 12th grade students believe higher education should be a top budget priority and that the current level of funding is unsatisfactory.

Give Wisely to Pakistan Flood Relief Efforts

CLARK – In light of the current humanitarian disaster in Pakistan, you may be seeking ways to reach out and help. And while many organizations worldwide are accepting donations for this cause, it’s certainly in your best interest to evaluate the legitimacy of the organization before you contribute.

MVC Highlights Puerto Rico Birth Certificate Change

STATE–New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez reminds residents that as of Sept. 30, all birth certificates issued by the Puerto Rican government prior to July 1, 2010 will be deemed invalid.

Assembly Appropriations Committee To Hold Hearing To Explore $400 Million Error

TRENTON — Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver today announced that Assembly Appropriations Committee Chair Nellie Pou will hold a hearing to explore the error in New Jersey’s application for the federal “Race to the Top” program, which contributed to the state losing approximately $400 million in federal education funding.