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Senate Bill Would End NJSPCA's Powers To Enforce Animal Cruelty Laws

December 12, 2017

A bill that would remove the law enforcement powers of the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) will be up for a vote on Dec. 14 before the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Bill S3558, sponsored by Senator Ray Lesniak, Democrat from Union County, would call for the creation of a county prosecutor animal cruelty task force in each county, and for ...

Watchung Car Dealership Agrees to Repay $37,500 in Stolen Deposits

WATCHUNG, NJ - A car dealer on Route 22 has agreed to pay $37,500 to six consumers whose cash deposits were allegedly stolen by a sales representative who has since been fired, Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs  announced.

Liccardi Ford, Inc. (“Liccardi Ford”), which does business as Liccardi Ford Lincoln and Liccardi Auto ...

Somerville Forum Examines Issues with Justice System

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills and the Central Jersey Community Coalition hosted a dialogue recently which addressed the issues facing those involved with the modern American criminal justice system.

The event was organized by Caroline Hann, who is a part of the advocate performance group META theatre company.

The evening opened with words from ...

Gillette, Millington, Bedminster Residents Among Those Arrested in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that stretched from New Jersey to California, that targeted sex offenders, and persons possessing child pornography was announced today by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

Arrests of 79 child predators and child pornography offenders in “Operation Safety Net,” a nine-month, multi-agency child protection ...

Help TAPinto New Brunswick and ProPublica Track Hate Crimes

TAPinto New Brunswick is partnering with ProPublia, a nonprofit organization dedicated to investigative journalism, as well as dozens of news organizations and nonprofits across the country, for a project called Documenting Hate.

Since the November 2016 elections, the country has seen a spike in bias and hate crime incidents.

​Here in New Brunswick, ​there’s been swastikas ...

New Jersey Pain Management Institute Founder's License Temporarily Suspended due to 'Inappropriate Behaviors’

SOMERSET, NJ - A state board temporarily suspended a local pain doctor’s license for allegedly calling a client a "drug addict", waving a knife in the air with a room full of patients, and other inappropriate behavior, according to court documents.

On October 27, Franklin Township police summoned a Psychiatric Emergency Screening Service (PESS) to the Veronica Avenue ...

High Tech Weapon Fights Back Against Opioid Abuse

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office has partnered with a Bedminster software company to launch "Somerset Strong," a customized phone APP already used by millions across the country to anonymously report incidents of opioid abuse, bullying, harassment and other harmful and inappropriate conduct.

Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson launched ...

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