STATE – New Jersey received low marks in a new report that looks at state spending on corporate tax credits, cash grants and other economic development subsidies that are supposed to foster job creation.
TRENTON – A Superior Court judge sentenced a former Madison Borough police officer to six years in state prison for soliciting a nude photo online from a person he believed was a 13-year-old girl, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
OLD BRIDGE — Police safely recovered two children this morning at a motel in upstate New York after their mother was killed in Old Bridge, and their father subsequently died at the motel, an apparent victim of suicide, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief William Volkert of the Old Bridge Police Department announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C. —With recent toll hikes and allegations of lack of accountability and fiscal mismanagement at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) introduced legislation that would restore the U.S. Department of Transportation’s ability to determine whether toll hikes are fair to drivers and to give the Department authority to prescribe more reasonable tolls.
The tree is up, the house is decorated and the shopping is almost done. I’m actually ahead of schedule this year but I’m feeling the stress that goes with hoping I got the right gift for everyone. Right around now, I’m panic stricken as the clock keeps ticking and the calendar rolls out yet another day closer to Dec. 25. In times like that, my two dogs also function as my private therapist.
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UNION — A Union Township man who works as an adoption specialist for the State Division of Children and Families was arrested at his home early this morning and charged with third degree endangering the welfare of a child, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
TRENTON – The Assembly on Thursday approved legislation sponsored by Assembly members John S. Wisniewski, Ralph R. Caputo, Connie Wagner, Charles Mainor, John F. McKeon, Vincent Prieto, Elease Evans and Angel Fuentes that would aid in the search for missing children by making it a crime to not report a missing child within 24 hours.
JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST — Airmen from the 108th Security Forces Squadron have been counting down the days until their returned home since their departure for Iraq earlier this summer.
UNION COUNTY — Boy Scouts from Troop 80 of Cranford pitched in last month to help improve garden beds cultivated by the Master Gardeners of Union County at the Trailside Demonstration Garden in the Watchung Reservation, in Mountainside.