ELIZABETH — A Plainfield man was sentenced to eight years in prison earlier today, after he was found guilty of second degree aggravated assault and other charges back in April, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A former president of a labor union representing corrections officers has been sentenced to serve a 364-day jail term for stealing $66,300 from union coffers, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today.
PERTH AMBOY — Hall Avenue between State Street and Cortlandt Street will be closed to vehicular traffic from 10 a.m. on Friday, June 11, until 11 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, Perth Amboy police announced this morning.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to help jump-start New Jersey’s housing market by creating a tax credit for home purchases received final legislative approval on Thursday.
TRENTON – Anthony Cariello of East Brunswick, pleaded guilty Wednesday to an extortion conspiracy charge stemming from his assault of a debtor to collect an illegal loan, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
METUCHEN – Cablevision’s Power to Learn, along with former Gov. James Florio, Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono, and Metuchen Mayor Tom Vahalla, recognized Metuchen High School students as New Jersey Charity Champions for their efforts on behalf of the National Organization for Migration, a global charity helping to put an end to child slavery in Ghana.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced the start of construction on a $21.5 million viaduct replacement project on Route 22 in Hillside Township.
TRENTON – Noting the negative impact that debt and the inability to legally drive can have on a person’s life, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) Acting Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez announced the creation of the MVC Surcharge Payment Incentive Program this week.
STATE — Surfrider, Sierra Club and Clean Ocean Action are organizing New Jersey residents to participate in a national event called Hands Across the Sand. The event will oppose offshore oil drilling and the threat it poses to New Jersey’s coastal economy and marine environment.
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