I-287 Traffic Pattern Changes Coming In Piscataway

PISCATAWAY — The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced a series of weekend traffic pattern changes will be implemented on I-287 at the River Road overpass and the Washington Avenue overpass in Piscataway Township, Middlesex County to reconstruct pavement under the bridges.

Perth Amboy Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teens

PERTH AMBOY — A Perth Amboy man has been arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a teenage male and attempting to improperly touch another teenage male, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Acting Perth Amboy Police Chief E.J. McDonald announced today.

Carteret To Host “Gang Awareness” Workshop For Middle School Parents

CARTERET — Tomorrow, Mayor Dan Reiman will be joined by representatives from the Carteret Police Department and Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office to host a “Gang Awareness” workshop for parents of Carteret Middle School students.

Voters Still Support Off-Shore Oil Drilling, But Want Investigation Of BP Spill

UTICA, N.Y. — The British Petroleum (BP) oil spill off the Atlantic Coast has not dissuaded a majority of likely voters from supporting the Obama Administration’s plans to allow for expansion of off-shore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean, according to a recent Zogby Interactive poll.

NJ DEP Urges Steps To Reduce Chance Of Nuisance Encounters As Bears Become More Active

TRENTON – With black bears now entering their most active period of the year as they search for food and mates, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin urged residents to follow some simple precautions to reduce the risk of bad encounters with bruins.

Plainfield Schools Superintendent Arrested On Multiple Charges

PLAINFIELD –The Plainfield schools superintendent and two assistants were charged today with stealing more than $10,000 worth of educational services by providing false documents to send two Perth Amboy children to school in South Plainfield, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Jersey Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced.

Former Drug Kingpin Pleads Guilty, Faces 32 Years

ELIZABETH — Alejandro Cleves who served as the kingpin of a notorious drug ring that was responsible for bringing upwards of 250 kilos heroin into the United States annually, pled guilty in court yesterday to a charge of 1st degree leader of a narcotics trafficking network.

Cardiac Surgery Death Rate Remains Low

STATE—New Jersey’s mortality rate following cardiac surgery remains at its lowest level since the state began collecting data, according to the report Cardiac Surgery in New Jersey 2007 released today by the Department of Health and Senior Services.

Police Warn Linden Residents To Lock Doors & Windows Following String Of Cat Burglaries

LINDEN – After a recent string of cat burglaries, Linden police are reminding residents to keep their doors and windows locked. Authorities are also recommending the use of some type of outdoor lighting during nighttime hours, preferably motion-activated security lights.