SOMERVILLE—Former NBA basketball player Jayson Williams was sentenced to five years in state prison today in the shooting death of limousine driver Costas “Gus” Christofi in 2002, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
LINDEN—City Council President Robert Bunk is unlikely to get a free ride for the Democratic nomination to challenge Mayor Richard Gerbounka, the independent who defeated former Mayor John T. Gregorio in 2006.
NEWARK – An emerging scam where con artists target grandparents is being reported across the country and Acting Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Acting Consumer Affairs Director Sharon Joyce warned residents to be leery of callers claiming to be their grandchild and in need of money.
NEWARK—During the winter months, reports often show an increase in viral gastroenteritis, an infection caused by a variety of viruses that results in vomiting or diarrhea.
SOUTH AMBOY—South Amboy firefighters shoveled out the fire hydrants in the city after the big Feb. 10 snowstorm. It is important if you live near a fire hydrant to make sure they are visible and accessible for firefighters in case of emergency, fire officials said.
Feb. 18 at 8:46 a.m. – Officer Jorge Feliciano investigated a reported theft at Park Square. The case remains open.
Clearance Sale • Now through March 6 – Best Friend Dog & Animal Adoption is having a winter clothing clearance sale at their thrift shop, 1750 E. Second St., Scotch Plains. The store is open from 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. every day except Sunday. Proceeds benefit the animal rescue group. For info, call 1-732-388-8930.
TRENTON – Last week, New Jersey’s Office of the Inspector General released its 2009 analysis of the benefits provided to the employees of more than 40 state authorities.
Feb. 16 at 1:24 p.m. – In the vicinity of Raritan Road and Central Avenue, Officer Antonio Manata arrested Edison resident Janice Pryor, 52, on an outstanding warrant from Rahway for contempt of court. She was subsequently released after posting bail.