UNION COUNTY — A virulent anti-establishment sentiment among Democratic primary voters could take a real toll on some political insiders backed by the county political machine. There is a slate running under the slogan “Democrats for Change” headed by Union County Sheriff candidate Charles E. Mitchell Sr., with Lisa McCormick of Rahway seeking the Democratic nomination for County Clerk and three freeholder candidates, Carmen Southward of Linden, Janet V. Reynolds of Roselle and Elcy Castillo-Ospina of Elizabeth.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A corrections officer at East Jersey State Prison pleaded guilty today to supplying cell phones to an inmate, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
SAYREVILLE—The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened a Disaster Recovery Center today at the Sayreville Senior Center, 423 Main Street, 3rd Floor, to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by the storms and flooding of mid-March.
PLAINSBORO — A Plainsboro man has been arrested on charges of luring two girls, ages 6 and 4, to his apartment, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Plainsboro Police Chief Richard Furda announced today.
UNION COUNTY – Former U.S. Rep. Robert D. Franks died Friday after a battle with cancer. He was 58.
TRENTON – Former New Jersey Assemblyman Neil M. Cohen pleaded guilty today to a charge of distributing child pornography, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
OLD BRIDGE — A Perth Amboy man has been arrested and charged with giving false information to police during an investigation into the death of an Old Bridge woman who was found in her home on April 8, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Old Bridge Police Chief Thomas H. Collow announced.
ELIZABETH — A Union County Grand Jury recently handed up a second indictment against a former Salvation Army pastor, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
TRENTON – An Elizabeth man and his girlfriend have been indicted for their roles in a scheme to steal other people’s identities and engage in credit card fraud, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
TRENTON – Citing dramatic cuts proposed for municipal aid, school aid and vital social services, 18th District Legislators – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono, Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr, and Assemblyman Peter J. Barnes III – will hold a local budget hearing to gauge the impact these cuts would have on Middlesex County residents and help formulate more equitable alternatives to deal with the looming budget gap.