LAW & JUSTICE

Maplewood Man Sentenced to Prison for Stealing Nearly $300,000 from Customers

July 21, 2017

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Germaine Theodore of Maplewood, who stole about $298,000 from customers of his two debt relief businesses in Maplewood and Jersey City, was sentenced to prison on July 19, according to a release from Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Germaine Theodore promised customers of TGC Movement in Maplewood and Save My Future in Jersey City big reductions in their monthly ...

Somerset County Bar Association Loses Office Space and Executive Director

SOMERVILLE NJ - The Somerset County Bar Association has had a tough month.   In a very short span of time, the group has lost its office space in the Somerset County Courthouse, and has lost its Executive Director, Karen Bradley.

There will be a meeting of the general membership of the bar association tonight at the law offices of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus in Somerville to discuss ...

Somerset County Bar Association Loses Office Space and Executive Director

SOMERVILLE NJ - The Somerset County Bar Association has had a tough month.   In a very short span of time, the group has lost its office space in the Somerset County Courthouse, and has lost its Executive Director, Karen Bradley.

There will be a meeting of the general membership of the bar association tonight at the law offices of Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus in Somerville to discuss ...

Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corp. contractor gets two years in jail for role in bribery scheme

A former contractor of the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation (NWCDC) was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme involving an employee and consultant of the NWCDC.

James Porter, 80, of East Orange, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares to an ...

Westfield Law Firm will Sue to Make Handicap-Accessible Parking Available

WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield employment lawyer Fred Shahrooz Scampato wants to make sure that people with disabilities have equal access to what most of us take for granted. That’s why his office is teaming up with the law firm of Jacobson & Rooks in South New Jersey to bring lawsuits against the operators of parking lots and parking garages that fail to adhere to Americans with ...

Court Clears Yorktown of Wrongdoing Over Tree Law

Editor's Note: This article has been updated from its print version to more accurately reflect the judge's decision regarding the meeting minutes of Sept. 20, 2016.

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The town board did not violate any laws regarding the creation and approval of a new tree law, a State Supreme Court justice has determined.

Resident Susan Siegel, a former town supervisor and ...

After Victim Dies, Murder Charge for Alleged New Brunswick Shooter

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — The woman who was shot last Friday in New Brunswick has died of her injuries, according to an announcement from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office and the city’s police department.

Desiree Alvarado, of New Brunswick, died at 5:20 p.m. yesterday, July 18, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, authorities said. She was 38.

Alvarado was shot on ...

Mahopac Man Sentenced in Sexual Assault Case

MAHOPAC, N.Y. - A Mahopac man has been sentenced to six months in jail and 10 years of sex-offender probation for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in his bedroom last fall.

District Attorney Robert Tendy said Daniel G. Moloney Jr., 30, of East Lake Boulevard, had been convicted of first-degree sexual abuse, a class D felony.

Tendy said that on Sept. 25, 2016, the Putnam County ...

North Salem Officials Compromise on Immigration Resolution

NORTH SALEM, N.Y.--The North Salem Town Board last week voted 4 to 1 on a resolution reaffirming the town’s policy of “protecting the safety and welfare of all” of its residents.

“I think we’re at a point where the majority of the board can agree on it,” Supervisor Warren Lucas said at the July 11 board meeting as he segued into a discussion about the ...

22-Year-Old Montclair Man Charged Following Road Rage Incident Involving Dog

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Charges have been filed against a 22-year-old Montclair man by the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) Humane Police on Tuesday after a video surfaced of the man tossing a dog during a road rage incident.

Humane Police filed animal cruelty charges against Marc Dione, of Upper Montclair, authorities announced.  He was charged with two ...

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NCJW/Essex Books and Bites Event to Feature Author and Activist

July 20, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Author Lois Schaffer will lead a discussion about her book, The Unthinkable: Life, Loss, and a Mother’s Mission to Ban Illegal Guns, at a special Books and Bites discussion group hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NCJW/Essex) on Wednesday, September 13 in Livingston.

Schaffer’s tragic and compelling memoir documents the ...