MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Twenty-three police departments in Middlesex County have each been awarded $5,000 to fund programs designed to combat crimes that impair residents’ quality of life, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced last week.
ELIZABETH –After more than a decade of planning and several years of construction, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Child Advocacy Center was officially opened on Wednesday, Oct. 3, ready to serve the residents of the county who are victims of and affected by child abuse and sex crimes.
STATE–In its regular tracking of residents’ satisfaction with life in New Jersey, the Monmouth University Poll finds the current Garden State Quality of Life Index at +24, which is the second straight drop off the prior high of +31 recorded in April 2012. This marks a return to its level of a year ago, but is still higher than the initial +21 reading in December 2010.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A former Perth Amboy middle school teacher was sentenced last week to serve 20 years in a New Jersey state prison for sexually assaulting a female student over a five-year period, beginning when she was 13 years old, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
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