Category: Local

Money permeates politics in NJ

Between November 2nd and Election Day, $1.3 million was spent by independent groups supporting or opposing state and local ballot questions. According to reports filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission, independent groups spent almost $28 million on…

Gang member sentenced to life

A member of the New Jersey branch of the international street gang “La Mara Salvatrucha,” or “MS-13,” was sentenced to life in prison this week for his role in the brutal murder of an associate of MS-13 in May 2011. Cruz…

Roselle Park & East Brunswick nailed by SEC

Roselle Park and East Brunswick were among 71 municipal issuers and other obligated persons subjected to Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions for violations in municipal bond offerings. The actions were brought under the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation (MCDC) Initiative, a…

Trump’s Creeping Tyranny

On the evening of December 7, minutes after a local Indiana union leader, Chuck Jones, criticized President-elect Donald Trump on CNN for falsely promising to keep Carrier jobs in the U.S., Trump tweeted, “Chuck Jones, who is President of United…