TRENTON – Two men have been indicted on charges of loansharking and money laundering in connection with a joint investigation into alleged extortion of money from dock workers at the Port of New York and New Jersey, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Commissioner Ronald Goldstock of the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor announced today.
PLAINFIELD — Members of the Union County Homicide Task Force and the Plainfield Police Department are investigating a shooting death that occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday at 310 West Front Street, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said yesterday.
TRENTON – The New Jersey General Assembly paused from their legislative deliberations last Thursday to honor the championship Sayreville High School football team on the floor of the Assembly chamber, presenting the team with a ceremonial resolution sponsored by Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski that commemorates their championship year.
MOUNTAINSIDE – The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to choose carefully when hiring an individual or firm to prepare their tax returns. Taxpayers are responsible for the information on their tax returns even if prepared by someone else.
EDISON – On Thursday, Jan. 20, state Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) will hold a public hearing on the impact of Gov. Chris Christie’s cuts to state education spending.
UNION COUNTY — Literacy Volunteers of Union County, a non-profit organization that helps adults to improve their reading, writing or English conversation skills, is recruiting new tutor volunteers.
STATE – One hundred and fifty years ago today, an Elizabeth sea captain drew the first shots of the Civil War.
UNION — A man armed with a knife and hatchet attacked two women as they investigated misplaced items in their back yard early this morning, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The national unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 9.4 percent in December, and nonfarm payroll employment increased by 103,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
STATE – Light snow started falling in time for the morning commute, but New Jersey Transit was not reporting delays on most train and bus lines.