Colonia Teen Killed In Car Crash

COLONIA – A Colonia High School sophomore was killed in a single-car crash on Route 9 in Woodbridge last Thursday night. Jennifer Metzger, 16, was pronounced dead at 9:17 p.m. at the accident scene, authorities said. She was a passenger…

Double-Dipping Costs Climb

STATE—Extensive newspaper reporting on the ways in which the public employee pension systems have been manipulated and abused has not stopped the number of New Jersey government workers with more than one public job from increasing. According to government payroll…

Cryan, DeFilippo, Devanney Among Top Tax Takers

UNION COUNTY—While many Americans cannot find employment and even public employees are losing their jobs, one New Jersey government lawyer strung together eight taxpayer-funded posts for a total income of more than $320,000 in 2008. Damian Murray, a municipal court…

South Amboy To Reduce Police Force By 17 Percent

SOUTH AMBOY – City officials announced last week that five police officers – 16.7 percent of the police force – could be layed off as soon as July 1. “It is a difficult decision, and no one in this administration…

Linden Man Charged In 2007 Roselle Street Killing

ELIZABETH – A 32-year-old Linden man has been charged with killing Roselle resident Gregory Fils-Aime in April 2007, authorities said. Kareem Prunty was arrested Friday night as a result of a joint investigation between the Union County Homicide Task Force…

Accused Murderer Arrested In Sayreville

SAYREVILLE—A murder suspect who had evaded police for three years was arrested last Friday after being featured recently on the television show “America’s Most Wanted.” Carlos Thompson was arrested at 3:15 p.m. on May 15 in a townhouse on Farnham…

Lawyers Present Arguments In FAA Airspace Redesign Case

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Redesigned flight plans intended to reduce delays at New York area airports will increase noise and pollution, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal argued before a federal appeals court last week. Blumenthal was supporting a lawsuit filed last…

Rahway Councilman’s Assault Case Delayed

CLARK – A Clark municipal court judge postponed the hearing on assault charges against Rahway City Councilman Bobby Akbar last week to allow the defense time to review new evidence. Akbar, 32, a fifth grade teacher at Franklin Elementary School,…

Edison Gets $1.5 Million Developer’s Fee

EDISON – Last week, Mayor Jun Choi accepted a developer’s fee from Hartz Mountain Industries – the redeveloper of the former Ford Motor Co. plant – that will go toward tax relief. Hartz President Emanuel Stern presented Choi with a…