Plainfield Gang Investigation Follow-Up Nets 5 Suspects

PLAINFIELD – New Jersey State Police and Plainfield Police Department arrested five people in a follow up of a 2008 investigation. Two of the five were wanted on indictments for illegally selling firearms including assault weapons.

Hospital Offers Advice On Parenting During Tough Economic Times

NEWARK—If you are a parent with money worries, life can be difficult. You might need time to earn extra money, work on your finances or just unwind from a draining, demanding day. But your kids still need your attention, and they may have worries of their own. How can you parent well when times are tough?

Researchers: 1 In 5 American Kids Has A Mental Health Disorder

NEW YORK – One in five American children have a diagnosable mental health disorder and kids in military families have an even higher incidence of emotional and behavioral problems, say researchers at the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP).

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.