TRENTON – Former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas was sentenced to eight years in prison on state corruption charges filed by the Attorney General’s Office. Earlier this week, Vas was sentenced to 6 ½ years on federal charges.
STATE – With fuel costs still on the rise, Sen. Robert Menendez again called upon President Barack Obama to release 50 million gallons of oil from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserves.
TRENTON – The state’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.3 percent in March, up 0.1 percentage points from February, even as New Jersey employers added 4,600 jobs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than four in 10 offenders return to state prison within three years of their release, according to a study released this week by the Pew Center on the States.
PERTH AMBOY — Supporters of Dianne Roman who believe ‘no news is good news’ allegedly removed thousands of newspapers from local outlets to prevent readers from seeing accusations that the former city administrator engaged in wrongdoing.
SAYREVILLE — Government officials took part in a ground breaking ceremony on April 8 for a county project to improve the Ernston Road and Bordentown Amboy Turnpike intersection, one of the county’s most congested.
April 7 at 12:41 a.m. – Officers Christopher Guenther and Ricardo Oliveira responded to a report of a motor vehicle theft in progress on the 1000 block of Clinton Street. Police arrested a 17-year-old Newark teen, but two other suspects escaped after crashing a vehicle into a police patrol car. The officers were not injured.
STATE — New Jersey pays thousands of white-collar state employees an annual uniform-maintenance stipend, yet nearly half of those employees do not wear a uniform, according to a report released this week by the Office of the State Comptroller.
TRENTON– Fifty-six new districts will take part in the Interdistrict Public School Choice program in the 2011-2012 school year, increasing and improving educational opportunities for children and families, Acting Education Commissioner Chris Cerf announced Thursday.