EDISON – New Census data released this week show an “alarming” increase in New Jersey’s poverty rate between 2007 and 2009, from 8.6% to 9.4%, according to Anjali Srivastava, co-director for Legal Services of New Jersey’s Poverty Research Institute (LSNJ’s PRI).
NEW BRUNSWICK — Two Rutgers University students have been charged with invasion of privacy for secretly placing a camera in another student’s dormitory room and transmitting a sexual encounter on the internet, authorities announced today.
TRENTON – A Dunellen, man was sentenced today to 80 months in prison for possession of child pornography, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
NEWARK – Former state Senator Wayne Bryant and attorney Eric D. Wisler, a former partner in the politically-connected law firm DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole, were indicted Monday on multiple counts of fraud and bribery.
CARTERET — On Wednesday, Sept. 22, Carteret Mayor Dan Reiman joined Robert Koch Jr., chairman of Skanska Koch, at a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open a 426 kilowatt solar panel array on the roof of their 15-acre Carteret facility.
NEW YORK, N.Y. — A new Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions survey of admissions officers at 387 of the nation’s top colleges and universities reveals that the phenomenon of the helicopter parent – a term given to parents who “hover” over their children – may be more prevalent than ever, but that schools are divided on how to address it.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Police are actively investigating the stabbing of two teenagers, one of whom died Saturday, apparently as a result of his injuries, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Brunswick Police Director Peter Mangarella announced.
HAMILTON — Fifty-two percent of drivers said they feel less safe on the roads now than they did five years ago, according to the third-annual 2010 Traffic Safety Culture Index just released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County’s annual auction of cars, heavy equipment, jewelry and office and computer supplies will start at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27. Auctioning begins at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3.
TRENTON – A senior engineer for the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) and an alleged accomplice were arrested on charges that they solicited a railroad company to fraudulently inflate the cost of a state-funded railroad repair project by approximately $700,000 and pay them $325,000 in bribes, state officials announced today.