TRENTON – A woman was sentenced to prison today for acting as a boss over the prostitutes in a human trafficking ring in Jersey City in which women were induced to use heroin and cocaine and were beaten if they did not turn a daily quota of tricks, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
EDISON — The largest class in Middlesex County College history – 1415 students – graduated Thursday, May 20 at the 43rd annual Commencement exercises witnessed by more than 3500 guests under sunny skies on the college green.
UNION COUNTY — Voting machine flaws discovered in the February 2008 presidential race have not been corrected, according to a Democratic candidate for County Clerk.
ELIZABETH— The crushing weight of high property taxes in this ailing economy has not stopped greedy politicians from passing government benefits to crooked campaign contributors.
UNION COUNTY — Nobody got fired when taxpayers shelled out $800,000 in damages and legal fees for two employees who proved they were passed over for promotion so the son of Union Mayor Joseph Florio could get an $8,000 pay hike.
ROSELLE — Boro Council President Jamel Holley’s action to give himself $5,000 a year in addition to his current salary has incensed a political detractor.
UNION — The crushing weight of high property taxes in this ailing economy has prompted two young fathers to mount a rare challenge to the entrenched township politicians.
RAHWAY — Several people were arrested in January for underage drinking when six state Division of Criminal Justice agents raided a bar owned by the school board president.
ELIZABETH — Former school board President Armando DaSilva has always felt inspired to serve the public but he decided to run for city council after he returned from an afternoon shopping trip to find his home had been burglarized on New Year’s Eve.
ELIZABETH – City Council members have been critical of public spending for Elizabeth’s school system, with some going so far as to campaign against the school budget this year, but evidence suggests that the Board of Education has been more frugal than City Hall.