LAKEWOOD – Five Chambers of Commerce will present a Mega Business Expo at Martell’s Tiki Bar in Point Pleasant Beach on Thursday, April 19 from 5 until 7:30 p.m. Brick Township, Lakewood, Point Pleasant, Point Pleasant Beach, and Toms River are collaborating to host this professional outing.
NEWARK – On Tax Day, two weeks after the New York Times tallied Chris Christie’s corporate welfare awards at $1.5 billion, the Republican Governor is taking some heat from the Better Choices for New Jersey coalition over his plan to give Prudential $250 million in public funds to move a few blocks down the street.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa today announced the arrests associated with a large-scale child porn investigation dubbed Operation Watchdog. The three-month, multi-agency effort resulted in 27 men and one woman being charged with distribution and possession of child pornography.
STATE — An Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) review released today found the New Jersey State Police is continuing to effectively handle allegations of trooper misconduct. The OSC review also identified a number of steps that can be taken to further improve state practices in this area, such as ensuring that the prosecution of trooper discipline cases and the impartial monitoring of those cases are not handled by the same office.
TRENTON – Efforts to reduce litter along New Jersey highways will get a boost in the coming weeks from the New Jersey Department of Corrections, state Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson announced Monday.
LAKEWOOD — With approximately 31 percent of Ocean County’s population over 55 years old, scam artists have plagued the community and victimized its senior population. To educate the community about these criminals, Harrogate, a life care continuing care retirement community in Ocean County, recently hosted a “Senior Scam” prevention seminar with Sergeant Cindy Boyd of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Senior Scam Task Force.
NEWARK– The chief investment officer and portfolio manager of the Clay Capital Fund, a hedge fund based in Summit, was sentenced Monday to 12 months in prison for participating in an insider trading scheme which netted more than $2.5 million in illicit profits, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
STATE — Greenleaf Compassion Center was issued a permit today by the Department of Health and Senior Services to begin growing medicinal marijuana.