State News

Temple To Host Candlelight Vigil Tonight In Memory Of Conn. School Shooting Victims

TOMS RIVER — Rabbi Ellen S. Wolintz-Fields, Cantor Steven Walvick, and Education Director Betty Golub of Congregation B’nai Israel, Toms River, will be holding a community-wide interfaith candlelight vigil Monday, Dec. 17, at 6:45 p.m. on the front lawn of Congregation B’nai Israel, 1488 Old Freehold Road, Toms River, in memory of the children and adults murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School In Newtown, Conn.

NJ Crime Rate Up 3%

New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa

TRENTON – The Department of Law & Public Safety today released the 2011 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) which shows the overall crime rate in New Jersey increased three percent compared to the previous year. Violent crime remained unchanged in 2011, compared to 2010.