State News

New Jersey does the Can-Can

A revival of the 1953 Cole Porter musical, “Can-Can,” will be running through Oct. 26 at the Paper Mill Playhouse, on Brookside Drive in Millburn, making a New Jersey detour on its way from Pasadena to Broadway. Set in 1893…

Study mark cities on the rise in New Jersey

by Kamran Rosen for NerdWallet  For a state that represents less than 1% of the America’s total landmass, New Jersey is big when it comes to business. The Garden State’s strength comes from industries ranging from pharmaceuticals and biotech to tourism and…

NJ lacking oversight as profiteers exploit children, disabled & elderly

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – According to a new study released in by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the state of New Jersey is placing some of its most vulnerable people – children, the disabled, and the elderly – at…

Christie campaigning for failed Republicans

Governor Chris Christie is at it again, campaigning for failed Republican governors across the country instead of taking care of his own economic mess at home, according to the Democratic Party. Today Christie is in Pennsylvania campaigning with Governor Tom…

Parents targeted as stalkers

Bipartisan legislation was released by an Assembly panel on Thursday to stiffen penalties for stalking and restraining order violations by a person whose parental rights have been terminated. “Once a safe home has been provided for a child victim of domestic violence,…

Armed robber sentenced to 19 years in prison

NEWARK, N.J. – A man was sentenced today To 225 months in prison for committing 17 armed robberies — two of them in Linden — of commercial establishments all within a six-month period, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Bobby…

New Jersey man sentenced to prison for stolen identity tax fraud scheme

Carl J. Kotowski, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Jersey Division, and Paul J. Fishman, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, announced today a Bergen County, New Jersey, man was sentenced to 17 months…

State takes over Newark

The finances of New Jersey’s largest city will now be under state supervision, as the Local Finance Board approved a request by Newark. The state Department of Community Affairs will have legal power over collective bargaining, the budget, and other municipal functions and determine…

Man was sentenced to prison for distributing child pornography

Middlesex County man was sentenced to prison for distributing child pornography over the Internet. He was investigated and prosecuted by the New Jersey State Police and the Division of Criminal Justice. Roberto Arreola-Ramirez, 33, of New Brunswick, was sentenced to…

Longshoremen’s union boss sentenced to 18 months in prison

NEWARK, N.J. – The former president of the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) Local 1235 was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for conspiring to extort longshoremen on the New Jersey piers for Christmastime tribute payments, New Jersey U.S. Attorney…