TRENTON – Three men and the companies that they operated have been indicted on first-degree conspiracy and money laundering charges for allegedly defrauding five freight brokers out of $2.6 million through an elaborate shipping scam, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
TRENTON – A suspended New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) senior engineer and an alleged accomplice have been indicted on charges that they solicited a railroad company to fraudulently inflate the cost of a state-funded railroad repair project by more than $700,000 and pay them $325,000 in bribes, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
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TRENTON – Juveniles caught sending sexually explicit photographs via their cell phones would not face criminal prosecution but rather intense education on the ramifications under a bill that’s headed to the governor’s desk.
TRENTON – In party-line votes, the Legislature passed a Democrat-sponsored state budget proposal yesterday that Republicans criticized and Gov. Chris Christie has no plans to sign.
SEASIDE HEIGHTS – State officials remind motorists not to leave animals behind to swelter in their parked cars this summer.
PERTH AMBOY — Designed to promote the benefits of having a cleaner community, the Perth Amboy Business Improvement District (BID) has launched a community outreach and social marketing campaign that includes the “hiring” of a new city employee: the Litter Critter.
UNION — The Children’s Department of the Union Public Library has scheduled the following programs at the Main Library during the month of July:
HIGHLAND PARK – Mete Mavus wants to do right by Highland Park.
His new restaurant, Meeting Point, in the former Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse building at 247 Raritan Avenue, had a soft opening Monday and will have a grand opening in about a month. Mavus, who owns nine restaurants in Turkey, said he just wants to focus on Highland Park right now.