Law & Justice

June 25, 2020

WESTFIELD, NJ — The parents of a Westfield High School sophomore who died in 2018 have filed a lawsuit claiming the school district allowed their son to be subjected to repeated bullying, including sexual assaults and racially explicit slurs, that eventually led to his suicide. The parents of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  A month ago today, the judge who sits in both Barnegat and Ocean Township began hearing municipal court cases. Judge Philip M. Miller joined judges in other communities throughout the state in hearing select cases by remote access. This week, the Supreme Court released information ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Throughout the country, protests of outrage began after the death of George Floyd, a black man in Minnesota. The world watched in horror as a policeman pressed down on Floyd’s neck even after he was robbed of his last breath.  Sunday, members of the Barnegat community, clergy and the ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ — A protest will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday in Stafford and Long Beach Island. The peaceful protest is centered on the murder of George Floyd.  The walk is titled "LBI Walk for Black Lives Matter." The protest will take place at the Causeway Bridge along the sidewalks.

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ - Amid the coronavirus crisis, municipal courts have not been in session.  Judge Philip M. Miller ,who presides in both Barnegat and Ocean Township shared some important details concerning the local courts. With the courts closed statewide, municipal judges have not been ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Lakewood Township Police Chief Gregory Meyer announced that on April 1, 2020, at approximately 6:30 p.m., members of the Lakewood Township Police Department were dispatched for a report of a large gathering on the corner of 8th ...

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Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Berkeley Township Police Chief Karin DiMichele announced that on Thursday, March 19, 2020, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office and the Berkeley Township Police Department will be presenting “An Evening with Dianne Grossman,” founder of Mallory’s ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Twenty-one years ago, Philip M. Miller moved from Lakewood to Barnegat.  It was the same year Barnegat Township authorities voted to appoint him as the local judge.  Earlier this month, the committee gave Miller another nod of confidence.  They almost unanimously agreed to reappoint ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - When it comes to reporting news, the media has a general rule of thumb. As journalists, the standard objective is to resist becoming part of the story. It's the reason you won't see most reporters take to the podium during community meetings of any kind. News organizations save their ...

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TOMS RIVER — Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer recently announced a county-wide initiative to promote awareness and ride-sharing safety. On March 29, 2019, Samantha Josephson, Robbinsville, known as Sami, a 21 year old senior at the University of South Carolina, got into a stranger’s ...

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TRENTON — Former Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore was sentenced to 366 days in prison and three years probation Wednesday.  He will serve his sentence in a federal prison that has not been named yet.  Gilmore, who controlled the state’s most powerful Republican organization for ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer and Lacey Township Police Chief Michael DiBella announced today that Allissa DeStefano, 29, of Toms River, has been arrested and charged with three counts of Animal Cruelty in violation of N.J.S.A. 4:22-17c(2). During the evening ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ -  A couple of chicken owners weren’t looking to ruffle any feathers when they first approached the Township Committee a few months ago.  Aware that the Township ordinance had very specific restrictions on owning “farm animals,” they hoped to make a difference. With time to think ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ -  In this final installment created to direct attention to Domestic Awareness, it is critical to understand the resources available to domestic violence victims. As luck would have it, the Ocean County Prosecutor's office has a program scheduled for Monday, October 28, which ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ – This is the third in a series intended to provide education in support of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. When the police are called to the house for a domestic violence complaint, it can be an alarming experience.  In New Jersey, law enforcement officials ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ -  As much as technology represents a source of information, it also poses a potential threat. Kudos to the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office for putting together this helpful list for parents and grandparents alike. On first glance, any or all of these applications may ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ -  October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  In New Jersey, the domestic violence laws fall under an act designed to prevent future acts and protect victims. In Part I of this series, readers learned who can seek the court’s protection under the Prevention of ...

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BARNEGAT, WARETOWN, NJ - October represents National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Only three states in the nation have tougher domestic violence laws than New Jersey. Although the words “domestic violence” seem to speak for themselves, many really don’t understand what they mean. “In our ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The United States Attorney's Office of the District of New Jersey announced on Friday that a Harvey Cedars man has been indicted for fraud. The former administrative manager of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters (Carpenters Union) New Jersey/New York benefit funds was indicted ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ -  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer's office released a press release regarding the guilty plea of George LaRosa, 50, of Barnegat. The Honorable Michael T. Collins, J.S.C. accepted LaRosa's plea to one count of Theft by Deception in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:20-4, a crime ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ -  Local Barnegat authorities have already addressed concerns about vaping among school-aged children. Apparently, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer thinks the public will benefit from some education on the effects and dependency of vaping. BIllhimer has invited the ...

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