ELIZABETH—First BankAmericano, which was founded 12 years ago by state Sen. Raymond Lesniak to take advantage of a demand for financial services among the Hispanic community, has been shut down by state and federal regulators.
TRENTON –A Hillside police officer pleaded guilty today to stealing funds from the Homelessness Prevention Program administered by the state Department of Community Affairs, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced.
NEWARK—Two Brooklyn men were charged in federal court today for allegedly defrauding homeowners facing foreclosure in Elizabeth, Bergenfield and Paterson.
RAHWAY – An appeals court ruled that an Iselin man convicted of vehicular homicide should get a new trial.
CARTERET—Mayor Dan Reiman announced last week that the Borough will be offering computer classes and job counseling for its local residents.
STATE — A pair of area men were arrested in Suffolk County, New York, for transporting 17 pounds of uncut, nearly ninety percent pure heroin.
RAHWAY — The Rahway Department of Community Services, Division of Senior Services will sponsor the annual Rahway Senior Citizen’s picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 12, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Hart Street Park picnic grounds.
WOODBRIDGE – Bodyscapes 2009, a collective exhibition of life drawings produced by the members of the Barron Life Drawing Group who meet weekly to study the human figure, will be on display at the Barron Arts Center.
UNION – On Sunday, Aug. 16, there will be a picnic fundraiser for Paul Verzosa and Charles Donnelly, two Republicans who are running for Township Committee in Union.
CARTERET—Following a pledge made during the State of the Borough Address given in February, Mayor Daniel Reiman and the Carteret Borough Council passed a resolution last week, authorizing the establishment of an incremental payment program for delinquent property taxes.