Akbar Avoiding Answers

RAHWAY— City Councilman Bobby Akbar has been suspended from his job as a high school track and field coach but the politician firmly refused to answer any questions about the matter.

Corzine Campaign Shakeup

STATE—The campaign of Gov. Jon Corzine has added another layer of bureaucracy to help weigh down the organization that seems to have had so much difficulty moving in any direction except down.

Jersey City Man Charged With Running Human Trafficking Operation

TRENTON—For nearly two decades, Allen Brown allegedly ran prostitution rings in Jersey City, coercing scores of women to prostitute for him. He is accused of bringing women from cities including Camden, Atlantic City, Elizabeth, Newark and Philadelphia, inducing them to use heroin and cocaine and having them beaten if they did not turn a daily quota of tricks.

Police Seek Slaying Suspect

ELIZABETH—The Union County Homicide Task Force is asking for the public’s assistance in locating an Aberdeen man wanted in connection with a July 31 killing, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.