Five Men Sentenced For Roles In Narcotics Ring

TRENTON – Five men were sentenced to state prison today as members of a narcotics ring that trafficked 22 kilograms of cocaine from Texas to New Jersey, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced. The ring was led by a former senior state correction officer who has also pleaded guilty.

Carteret Prepares For Battle Of The Bands

CARTERET – Local music groups are invited to participate in Carteret’s Battle of the Bands next month. The free event, presented by Mayor Dan Reiman and the Carteret Arts Committee, will take place at Carteret Waterfront Park on Saturday, Aug. 20, beginning at 5 p.m.

Indo-American Cultural Society Plans Picnic

ISELIN – The Indo-American Cultural Society will hold a summer picnic on Sunday, July 17, from 1-7 p.m. at Merrill Park in Iselin. The event is free for life members and their families, provided they register before Tuesday, July 12. There is a $10 fee for guests.