NEWARK – State Division of Consumer Affairs investigators, during an unannounced sweep of urban discount stores conducted this month, discovered holiday lights, decorations and other electrical items that bear counterfeit labels of the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) testing organization and may pose risks to consumers.
NEWARK – The former director of construction for P.C. Richard & Son Corporation was sentenced to five months in prison and five months of home confinement for accepting $80,000 in bribes from a New Jersey-based construction company, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced Monday.
PLAINFIELD – During a marathon session last night, Plainfield’s City Council unanimously to reinstate Bibi Taylor as City Administrator.
LINDEN – Police arrested an Elizabeth man on Saturday who allegedly attempted to use a fake credit card to buy $1,200 worth of electronics from WalMart on West Edgar Road in Linden.
SPOTSWOOD — A Spotswood High School math teacher has been arrested and charged with sending inappropriate text messages to a 17-year-old female student, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Spotswood Police Chief Karl G. Martin announced Monday.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act President Obama signed on March 23, 2010, set in motion a wide range of healthcare reforms. Although many of its more sweeping changes won’t be fully activated until 2014, several key elements already went live, effective September 23, 2010.
Dec. 13 at 8:57 a.m. – Officers Joseph Bost and Robert Dedics investigated a burglary at Elm Avenue. The case remains open.
Dec. 16 at 12:58 a.m. – In the vicinity of Lake Avenue, Officer Christian Lott arrested Rahway resident Joseph Buck, 33, and charged him with DWI. He was subsequently released pending a court date.
Dear EarthTalk: Can you explain what “desertification” is and why it is an important environmental issue? — Jay Harris, Nashville, TN