TRENTON – A former Elizabeth resident was among four people charged criminally today with filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy. Since March, the Attorney General’s Office has filed criminal charges against 12 people for allegedly engaging…

Bully Busters at Barnes & Noble July 30

UNION COUNTY — After anti-bullying activists Lorrie Christel Sanchez and Carol Blank created a “Bully Busters” club at the Livingston Avenue School in Cranford, schools in the neighboring towns of Linden and Rahway followed suit. The success of the club…

Booker bill would remove barriers for convicts

Last week, Cory Booker introduced the REDEEM Act, which will remove some of the almost insurmountable barriers Americans convicted of nonviolent crimes face when trying to reenter society. The bill will help them find a job, support their families, and…

FCC extends Net Neutrality comment time

A flood of comments about net neutrality crashed the Federal Communications Commission’s commenting site on Tuesday, the original deadline for public comments on the controversial Internet proposal. But the tech problems are buying those who want to weigh in some…

Still Not Guilty

Citigroup Pays $7 Billion to Settle Sub-Prime Mortgage Crimes by Dominic Rushe Citigroup agreed to pay $7 billion on Monday to settle a federal investigation into the toxic mortgage products the bank sold in the run-up to the financial crisis.…

Cop killer memorial erected & removed

JERSEY CITY — A day after a 23-year-old police officer was gunned down in an ambush, mourners erected a makeshift memorial to his killer on a brick wall on Orient Avenue in Jersey City. Officials took down the “cop killer memorial” after disgust…

Lower expectations pave the way for more inequality

NATIONAL — Over the past three years, state legislators across the country have launched an unprecedented series of initiatives aimed at lowering labor standards, weakening unions, and eroding workplace protections for both union and non-union workers. Such legislation emanates not from…