This July Fourth, as we celebrate the heroes who fought for America’s freedom, it is empowering to realize that each of us can be a hero. Just as our forebears stood up to colonial rule, we can take a stand when we hear of anyone—humans or animals—being mistreated.
ELIZABETH — A Union County Jury convicted an Elizabeth man earlier today of murder and weapon possession for his role in a 1989 homicide, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
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.