Middlesex County

Judge confirms Mayor Fred A. Henry’s Democratic primary election victory

South Amboy Mayor Fred A. Henry released a statement in response to Judge Heidi W. Currier’s ruling upholding his Democratic primary election victory as a candidate for South Amboy mayor. Henry won the city’s primary by three votes, defeating a former councilman…

U.S. Lags Behind World in Temp Worker Protections

‘Permatemping’ cases highlight lack of U.S. protections for temporary workers. Other countries limit the length of temp jobs, guarantee equal pay and restrict dangerous work. by Michael Grabell | ProPublica For nearly six years, Limber Herrera has toiled as a temp worker…

Police officer placed on probation for housing authority theft

A Sayreville police officer was placed on probation for three years and was ordered to repay $20,466 in rent he took from the Sayreville Housing Authority. Stephen Gulick, 51, also was ordered to resign his job as a Sayreville police…

The latest credit downgrade is Christie’s seventh

With seven reductions by the three major Wall Street rating agencies during his tenure, Gov. Christopher Christie has earned New Jersey more credit downgrades than under any previous New Jersey governor. All three credit agencies — Moody’s Investors Service, Standard…

Los Angeles man sentenced to 32 years in prison

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a Los Angeles man was sentenced to state prison on September 9, for his role in a major transcontinental narcotics network that utilized an apartment in Hackensack and a warehouse…

Senior Olympics open Saturday in Woodbridge

More than 1,000 older athletes are expected to participate in three days of events when the 2014 New Jersey Senior Olympic Games open on Saturday, Sept. 6 at 10:00 a.m. during ceremonies outside the Woodbridge Community Center. The competition is a…

Concern over Gov. Christie’s security takes detour

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog A debate over secrecy and Gov. Chris Christie’s safety took a strange turn in the Labor Day weekend traffic. Citing security concerns, the New Jersey governor refuses to release records showing which hotels…

‘Chris Christie slept here’ is state secret in New Jersey

  “Chris Christie slept here” is not a historical marker. It’s a state secret in New Jersey, according to the governor’s lawyers. The attorney general’s office is trying to block the release of records that identify which hotels the New…

American workers losing strength and prosperity

Labor Day is a holiday on the first Monday in September as a celebration of the American labor movement and the contributions workers have made to the strength and prosperity of the United States. The holiday was first proposed in…

Timothy Wiltsey’s mom may be coming home to face charges she killed 5-year-old

Michelle Lodzinski, who was arrested in connection with the homicide her 5-year-old son, waits in a Florida jail for an extradition hearing scheduled for Sept. 4. The child, Timothy Wiltsey, reportedly disappeared from a Sayreville carnival in 1991 and his…