TRENTON – Employment in New Jersey advanced in April, fueled by widespread hiring in the private sector. The state’s unemployment rate was unchanged in April at 9.8 percent and was below the national rate (9.9%) for the first time since November of last year.
TRENTON – A Jersey City man was sentenced to state prison today for running a major human trafficking and prostitution ring 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.
TRENTON – Two lucky New Jersey Lottery players have won the Powerball second prize of $200,000 for the Saturday, May 15 drawing. One winning ticket was sold at Belleville Tobacco & Hobby Center, located in Belleville. Another winning ticket was purchased at Krauszer’s #465, located in North Brunswick.
PERTH AMBOY — Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 17-month-old boy who was under the supervision of a Perth Amboy day care center, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Perth Amboy Acting Chief E.J. McDonald…
STATE — The Port Authority Board of Commissioners today authorized the agency to move ahead with the purchase and redevelopment of Greenville Yards, a century-old rail yard in Jersey City that will serve as the lynchpin to removing up to 360,000 trash trucks annually from trans-Hudson crossings and New Jersey highways by moving New York City’s sealed containerized solid waste and other commodities by barge and rail when appropriate facilities are completed by 2013.
GARWOOD — Authorities arrested a Sayerville man on Monday and charged him with second degree extortion and drug offenses, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
ELIZABETH –An Elizabeth man was sentenced to three years in state prison last week after he was convicted of an aggravated assault stemming from a 2008 incident where he severely injured his sister during a fight, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
With wedding season right around the corner, a lot of soon-to-be brides and grooms are frantically nailing down their wedding and honeymoon plans.
Dear EarthTalk: I heard that Walmart is having a bigger positive impact on the environment than any other U.S. institution. What are they doing along these lines? — R. Schlansker, Beaverton, OR
CLARK– The American Cancer Society, along with Clark Township, will be hosting an overnight “Birthday Party”, expecting more than 1,000 guests. However, this is not a birthday celebration in the usual sense.