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Incarcerated Teens Find Their Voices Through Poetry

January 19, 2017

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — Parts of the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center located off Route 130 resemble a high school more than a place where people serve time.

Only the uniform orange slip-on shoes scattered across the floor distinguish the gym, with its full basketball court and ping-pong table, from that of your typical high school. After their studies, the good kids ...

In Middlesex County, Incarcerated Teens Find Their Voices

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — It doesn’t look much like the jails of the movies.

In fact, parts of the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center resemble a high school more than a place where people serve time.

Only the uniform orange slip-on shoes scattered across the floor distinguish the gym, with its full basketball court and ping-pong table, from that of your typical high school.

Incarcerated Teens Find Their Voices

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — It doesn’t look much like the jails of the movies.

In fact, parts of the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center resemble a high school more than a place where people serve time.

Only the uniform orange slip-on shoes scattered across the floor distinguish the gym, with its full basketball court and ping-pong table, from that of your typical high school.

Update: 2 Attempted Abductions Reported in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two reports of attempted abduction have been reported in Montclair on Tuesday.

Surrounding towns have been notified.  Information will be provided as it becomes available.  

Update:  After TAPinto Montclair first broke this news story, law enforcement officials have confirmed this report and released a sketch of the ...

In Middlesex County, Incarcerated Teens Find Their Voices

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — It doesn’t look much like the jails of the movies.

In fact, parts of the Middlesex County Juvenile Detention Center resemble a high school more than a place where people serve time.

Only the uniform orange slip-on shoes scattered across the floor distinguish the gym, with its full basketball court and ping-pong table, from that of your typical high school.

Local Law Enforcement Officials Weigh In on New Jersey’s New Bail Reform Laws

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – As of Jan. 1, a change in the New Jersey criminal justice system will eliminate cash bail as well as speed up criminal trails.

While the New Jersey Bail Reform Act, part of a state constitutional amendment passed by voters in 2014, allows judges to deny bail to the most dangerous defendants, it also now enables many criminals to legally remain out of ...

Township of West Caldwell Appoints Steven Backfisch as Municipal Court Judge

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Steven Backfisch, an attorney and longtime volunteer on the West Caldwell Planning Board, was officially appointed to the position of Municipal Court Judge for the Township of West Caldwell during the township council meeting on Tuesday.

Stating that Backfisch is a “very dear friend” and someone who has served the West Caldwell community for many years, ...

BREAKING: Jury Finds New Brunswick Man Guilty of Killing Former RU Student

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A jury this morning found Timothy Puskas guilty of murdering Billy McCaw, a former Rutgers student, on a cold night in February 2014.

The verdict, which found Puskas guilty of four murder and weapons charges, came after five days of tense deliberations. Shortly before 10 a.m., the court was informed that ...

Co-Owner of Elizabeth Spa Charged with Sexually Assaulting Customer

ELIZABETH, NJ - German Lopez, 51, co-owner of the Bodies and Faces Spa in Elizabeth’s Elmora section, is charged with second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Elizabeth Police Director James Cosgrove jointly announced Jan. 17.  

Lopez has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a female adult ...

For Murder Victim’s Family, A Guilty Verdict Means Justice

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Few in the courtroom this morning expected to hear the words so soon.

After making sure a juror who fell ill last week was better, state Superior Court Judge Dennis Nieves announced around 10 a.m. that the jury had reached a verdict in the trial of Timothy Puskas. The New Brunswick resident had pleaded not guilty to killing Billy McCaw, a former Rutgers student, in ...

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Co-Owner of Elizabeth Spa Charged with Sexually Assaulting Customer

January 17, 2017

A co-owner of an Elizabeth spa has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a customer, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Elizabeth Police Director James Cosgrove jointly announced Tuesday.

German Lopez, 51, of the Bodies and Faces Spa in Elizabeth’s Elmora section, is charged with second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.

An ...

Co-Owner of Elizabeth Spa Charged with Sexually Assaulting Customer

January 17, 2017

A co-owner of an Elizabeth spa has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a customer, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Elizabeth Police Director James Cosgrove jointly announced Tuesday.

German Lopez, 51, of the Bodies and Faces Spa in Elizabeth’s Elmora section, is charged with second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.

An ...