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Six pleaded guilty to defrauding insurance companies

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) announced today that three Passaic County residents pleaded guilty to their roles in a staged-automobile accident scheme involving six participants that defrauded two…

EPA public meeting on October 21

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up a nine mile stretch of Bound Brook as the final phase of the cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc.…

Hike through history this fall

On Saturday, October 18, you can retrace the steps of the American revolutionary war soldiers who engaged the British in Metuchen on June 26, 1777, and then fought a running battle across what is now Edison and Scotch Plains before…

Camden car salesman guilty of defrauding insurance companie

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) announced that a Camden County car salesman pleaded today guilty to defrauding two insurance companies of more than $130,000 by reporting luxury vehicles…

Elizabeth man admits he killed firefighter while driving drunk

An Elizabeth man admitted to causing an alcohol-fueled crash that took the life of a veteran FDNY firefighter last fall. Anthony Marsal, 25, on Monday pleaded guilty to a single count of death by auto before state Superior Court Judge…

Medical merger in the works

Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center recently announced plans to explore a merger. “We are very excited about this opportunity with Raritan Bay Medical Center,” says John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president of Meridian Health. “While Meridian Health serves primarily…

The Gateway Family YMCA’s Afterschool Program Helps Youth Learn and Achieve During Out-of-School Time

UNION COUNTY – To help motivate and inspire kids to discover their potential, The Gateway Family YMCA offers before and afterschool programs to school-aged children throughout Elizabeth, Linden, Rahway and Union. The Y’s afterschool program combines academics with play and…

Corrections officer smuggled marijuana, cell phones and tobacco into the Essex County Jail

An Essex County corrections officer today admitted his involvement in a scheme to smuggle marijuana, cell phones and tobacco into the Essex County Jail, a federal pretrial detention facility, in exchange for cash bribe payments. Stephon Solomon, 26, of Irvington,…