Winsteads Win Little Scholar Awards

Winsteads Win Little Scholar Awards – Cheyenne Winstead, a seventh grader at Rahway Middle School, and Chanel Winstead, a fifth grader at Madison Elementary School, have been name “First Team Little Scholars” by Pop Warner. The girls will receive the…

Assemblyman Indicted On Federal Corruption Charges

NEWARK – Assemblyman and former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas was indicted yesterday along with his longtime aide Melvin Ramos on federal corruption charges, officials announced. Vas and Ramos surrendered to Special Agents with the FBI in Newark this morning,…

FBI Sweep Arrests Gang Members

ELIZABETH—Federal and county officials arrested 12 people and seized guns and drugs last week in a sweep targeting street gang members. An alleged member of the Bloods street gang and three alleged Bloods associates were arrested who had addresses in…

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…