STATE — One of nature’s weirdest — and loudest — mating rituals is about to strike the Garden State along with much of the Northeastern region.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Jacob and Sophia are repeat champions as America’s most popular baby names for 2012, the U.S. Social Security Administration recently announced. This is the 14th year in a row Jacob tops the list for boys and the second year for Sophia.
ROSELLE PARK – Police charged a 21-year-old Elizabeth man with hindering apprehension on Friday morning after he allegedly gave a false name to police.
PERTH AMBOY – A Kentucky man recently unearthed a World War I-era medal when cleaning up storm debris on his farm, according to a WKYT report.
TRENTON – Former Elizabeth Board of Education member John Donoso, Board Attorney Kirk Nelson, and outside board counsel Frank Capece were charged Tuesday with covering up a false application filed by Donoso’s wife for the federally funded free lunch program, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced. The wife, Olga Oviedo-Arevalo, was charged with filing several false applications as a result of an investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice and the New Jersey State Police.
TOTOWA — On Tuesday evening, state trooper Erik Tapia pulled his troop car up to his personal vehicle in the parking lot of the Totowa Barracks to prepare for a night on patrol, but he didn’t have to wait for his first official act of the evening. The strong odor of marijuana reached him from several cars away in the same parking lot.
LINDEN – Police arrested a 49-year-old Bayonne man who allegedly tried to sell a Parlin man his own boat via Craigslist.
TRENTON – Legislation Assembly Democrats Peter Barnes and Troy Singleton sponsored to repeal provisions of state law that are no longer relevant and eliminate unneeded state commissions and boards were released Thursday by an Assembly panel.
A recent survey of senior IT executives in Great Britain suggests that the telephone’s days on office desks are numbered.