Red Ribbon Week Winner

RAHWAY — In conjunction with the National Day of Writing and Red Ribbon Week, Rahway Middle School students participated in an essay contest. In language arts classes, students wrote a 500-word essay describing, “Why I should be drug free.”

Longtime Aide Of Former Perth Amboy Mayor Pleads Guilty

TRENTON – A longtime aide of former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas pleaded guilty today to conspiring with Vas to obtain an illicit payment from a city vendor and illegally funneling money into Vas’ congressional campaign via straw donors to evade campaign funding and reporting rules.

Union County Doctor Charged In $52 million Medicare Fraud Case

UNION — On Wednesday, law enforcement agencies arrested a Union County doctor and charged him with submitting nearly $52 million in fraudulent Medicare and private insurance health care claims, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.