State News

Jersey City Woman Gets Six Years For Role In Human Trafficking Ring

TRENTON – A woman was sentenced to prison today for acting as a boss over the prostitutes in a human trafficking ring in Jersey City in which women were induced to use heroin and cocaine and were beaten if they did not turn a daily quota of tricks, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.

Economic Crisis Threatens Program Providing Legal Assistance To The Poor

EDISON – Legal Services of New Jersey (LSNJ) has released an Open Report to residents of New Jersey, detailing the deepening funding crisis for civil legal assistance to the poor, and announces sharp new reductions in staff and service capacity.

NJ Adds 10,500 Jobs In April; Unemployment Remains At 9.8 Percent

TRENTON – Employment in New Jersey advanced in April, fueled by widespread hiring in the private sector. The state’s unemployment rate was unchanged in April at 9.8 percent and was below the national rate (9.9%) for the first time since November of last year.

Jersey City Man Sentenced To 18 Years In State Prison For Leading Human Trafficking & Prostitution Ring

TRENTON – A Jersey City man was sentenced to state prison today for running a major human trafficking and prostitution ring in which women were induced to use heroin and cocaine and were beaten if they did not turn a daily quota of tricks, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.

Port Authority Authorizes Purchase Of Greenville Yards

STATE — The Port Authority Board of Commissioners today authorized the agency to move ahead with the purchase and redevelopment of Greenville Yards, a century-old rail yard in Jersey City that will serve as the lynchpin to removing up to 360,000 trash trucks annually from trans-Hudson crossings and New Jersey highways by moving New York City’s sealed containerized solid waste and other commodities by barge and rail when appropriate facilities are completed by 2013.

Bank Branches Collect Items For Soldiers Serving Overseas

JERSEY CITY – As America prepares to observe Memorial Day and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our nation, The Provident Bank is partnering with Operation XO to send much-needed care packages to our troops serving in remote locations in Iraq and Afghanistan.