PLAINFIELD – Nearly a dozen reputed members of the MS13 street gang were arrested or charged during a number of raids by law enforcement over the last several days, announced Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow. The alleged gang members lived and operated in Plainfield and are charged with a variety of crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder.
TRENTON – Another former Middlesex County sheriff’s investigator was arrested today on charges that he assisted former Sheriff Joseph C. Spicuzzo in collecting a bribe from an individual seeking a position in the sheriff’s office, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Forty-two states have higher obesity rates than New Jersey, according to a new report from Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). New Jersey’s adult obesity rate is 24.1 percent.
HAMILTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced a number of reforms designed to curtail the improper prescription, distribution, possession and usage of anabolic steroids, Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) among law enforcement personnel and state and local employees.
ELIZABETH — On Tuesday, a Union County jury convicted a member of the Crips street gang of an assault and robbery that took place in Elizabeth last year, said Union County Assistant Prosecutor Brent A. Bramnick who prosecuted the case.
STATE – Two New Jersey colleges have been warned that their accreditation status is in jeopardy.
TRENTON – Legislation to ensure unemployed New Jerseyans can understand and obtain their jobless benefits was signed into law Friday.
RAHWAY – The Robert Wood Johnson Rahway Foundation will hold its annual golf classic this September to raise money to aid the hospital.
ELIZABETH — Brand New Day, Inc., will join forces with Union County Foreclosure Task Force, the State of New Jersey Housing & Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA), Faith, Brick & Mortar, Inc., and Urban League of Union County to host a Union County Housing Fair.