Law & Justice Top Stories

May 17, 2021

CALDWELL, NJ — On behalf of the borough of Caldwell, the law firm of Connell Foley LLP filed a Verified Complaint in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, Law Division today claiming Roseland is indebted to the Caldwell Sewerage Utility in the amount of $666,082.91. Specifically, the ...

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TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a suspended detective in the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office was indicted today for installing a Global Positioning System (“GPS”) tracking device on a civilian’s vehicle without obtaining the required warrant from a judge or departmental ...

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TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a suspended detective in the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office was indicted today for installing a Global Positioning System (“GPS”) tracking device on a civilian’s vehicle without obtaining the required warrant from a judge or departmental ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - More than 3,000 threats or inappropriate contacts against judges are made each year, the U.S. Marshal service has said, prompting legislation sponsored by Assembly Nicholas Chiaravalloti to increase penalties on those committing the crime. “There have been some horrific incidents ...

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Friends of the Millburn Library thoughtfully and generously stocks two Little Free Library (LFL) boxes in town. Volunteers check the boxes often and replenish books to provide choices that appeal to people of all ages and a variety of interests. On Sunday, May 16 someone removed books from the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Law enforcement officers from the New Brunswick Police Department will join with police from around the country in cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click it or Ticket” campaign. Beginning May 24 and running through June 6, the ...

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“The officers in our agency risk their lives daily to protect and serve our residents. It is disappointing beyond measure that one of our officers could have risked the safety of his family and neighbors by engaging in such dangerous conduct.  This officer’s actions do not reflect the moral compass ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- he Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office on April 23, 2021, released a statement concerning the indictment of John Denuto, a former special education teacher at the Sayreville Middle School and former wrestling coach at the Union County College, who had been indicted on multiple ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Following an incident that Mayor Andre Sayegh called an alarming act of domestic violence, the 46-year-old mother of the 7-year-old stabbed and killed Saturday has been charged with the boy’s murder, law enforcement authorities announced. Iris Tolentino was taken into custody and ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office on April 23, 2021, released a statement concerning the indictment of John Denuto, a former special education teacher at the Sayreville Middle School and former wrestling coach at Piscataway High School and Union County College, who had been ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- he Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office on April 23, 2021, released a statement concerning the indictment of John Denuto, a former special education teacher at the Sayreville Middle School and former wrestling coach at the Union County College, who had been indicted on multiple ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – President Joe Biden has nominated U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen M. Williams to the U.S. District Court, a choice that would make her the first Black judge to preside on the federal bench in Camden. Williams, a federal Magistrate Judge for the U.S. District Court in New Jersey since ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A 37-year-old Jersey City man has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for participating in a scheme that involved defrauding financial institution customers of almost half a million dollars, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Friday. Ramon Herrera previously pleaded ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — A man incarcerated at the Union County Jail is suing the county with claims that the staff there denied him medication for a severely painful condition and then beat him mercilessly. While in court papers the county denies the allegations, Michael David Ivancich claims in the ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Newark-based general contracting company on Thursday admitted to violating Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards which subsequently led to the death of an employee, authorities announced. Trustworthy LLC, also known as “Trustworthy Roofing and Siding” owner, ...

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ROSELLE, NJ -- A 2-year-old child is safe and has been reunited with his family after being briefly kidnapped in a vehicle that was stolen outside a Roselle home Thursday night, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo and Roselle Police Chief Brian Barnes jointly announced Friday. “The ...

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NEW JERSEY - Criminal jury trials will resume in person next month, under a Supreme Court order issued Tuesday that revises juror service based on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey. The Court’s order directs the resumption of in-person criminal jury trials beginning June 15, with ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Criminal jury trials will resume in person next month, under a Supreme Court order issued this week that revises juror service based on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey. The Court’s order directs the resumption of in-person criminal jury trials beginning June 15, ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - A Hillside man on Thursday admitted his role in a conspiracy to steal check books and credit cards from the postal system, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Tashon Ragan, 21, of Hillside, New Jersey, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Susan ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Union man admitted his role in a cocaine trafficking and money laundering conspiracy, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced on Wednesday. Jose A. Rivera Jr., 48, of Union, pleaded guilty by video conference before U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler to an information ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday called allegations of human trafficking and labor abuse made against the  BAPS Temple in Robbinsville horrific and disturbing and indicated that individuals who may be victims are receiving medical care.  Murphy's comments came a day after ...

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NEW JERSEY — Criminal jury trials will resume in person next month, under a Supreme Court order issued Tuesday that revises juror service based on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey. The Court’s order directs the resumption of in-person criminal jury trials beginning June 15, with ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday called allegations of human trafficking and labor abuse made against the  BAPS Temple in Robbinsville horrific and disturbing and indicated that individuals who may be victims are receiving medical care.  Murphy's comments came a day after ...

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NEW JERSEY - Criminal jury trials will resume in person next month, under a Supreme Court order issued Tuesday that revises juror service based on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey. The Court’s order directs the resumption of in-person criminal jury trials beginning June 15, with ...

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NEW JERSEY — Criminal jury trials will resume in person next month, under a N.J. Supreme Court order that revises juror service based on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in the state. The court’s order on May 11 directs the resumption of in-person criminal jury trials beginning June 15, with ...

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NEW JERSEY - Criminal jury trials will resume in person next month, under a Supreme Court order issued Tuesday that revises juror service based on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey. The Court’s order directs the resumption of in-person criminal jury trials beginning June 15, with ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday called allegations of human trafficking and labor abuse made against the  BAPS Temple in Robbinsville horrific and disturbing and indicated that individuals who may be victims are receiving medical care.  Murphy's comments came a day after ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Federal law enforcement officials descended on the BAPS Temple in Robbinsville on Tuesday to execute court orders on the property where workers say they were victims of human trafficking and labor abuse. Six plaintiffs have filed the lawsuit on behalf of approximately 200 other ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Two Bayonne teens, 15 and 17, were taken into custody Tuesday after a 17-year-old male victim reported that while walking to school, he was approached from behind, pushed to the ground, and punched about the head. The attacker, the victim said, was the 15-year-old suspect. Through ...

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NEW JERSEY - Criminal jury trials will resume in person next month, under a Supreme Court order issued Tuesday that revises juror service based on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey. The Court’s order directs the resumption of in-person criminal jury trials beginning June 15, with ...

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