Bill Aimed at Stopping Teacher Predators Signed Into Law

April 17, 2018

TRENTON, NJ – Assemblyman Jay Webber’s landmark legislation stopping child predators in schools from easily changing jobs was signed into law April 11 by Governor Phil Murphy.

“This is a huge victory for our children, their parents, and our state,” said Webber (R-Morris) in a statement. “This landmark legislation creates safer schools and prioritizes the ...

Hackensack Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Threats Against Livingston High School

NEWARK, NJ – After pleading guilty on Friday to making social media threats against Livingston High School and others in 2016, John Coulouris, 19, of Hackensack, was sentenced to seven years in New Jersey State Prison by the Hon. Mark Nelson, Judge of the Superior Court, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino.

Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Giordano, who handled the ...

Former Gov. Florio, gun violence activists, offer blueprint

NEW BRUNSWICK - Former Gov. James Florio recalls a curious detail about his 1974 Congressional run in New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District: He had the support of the National Rifle Association. 

In today’s political climate, a nod from the gun lobby for a Democratic candidate who supports gun control is unthinkable. But 40 years ago, it was not a big ...

Former Newark Police Officer Convicted of Impersonating a Cop

NEWARK, NJ –Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today that an Essex County jury has convicted of Eddie Gonzalez, 39, of Newark of impersonating a law enforcement officer and making false reports against an ex-girlfriend.

A jury convicted Gonzalez of four counts of making false reports and one count of impersonating a police officer following a trial before the ...

NJ Attorney General Issues Directive on School Violence Threats


TRENTON, NJ – In the wake of the deadly Valentine's Day school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 students and teachers dead and other recent mass shootings, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal has issued a statewide law enforcement directive to clarify that when local law enforcement agencies receive tips about suspicious activity related to terrorism or threatened ...

Thousands March for Our Lives in Parkland

PARKLAND, FL - Thousands of Parkland residents and friends from near and far marched on Saturday in Parkland to call for action regarding gun violence in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy.

Prior to the march, Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky said, "Whether you are marching today or not, regardless of your political views, we all strive for the same goals - safe and ...

Thousands rally in Newark as part of the nationwide March for Our Lives

Newark, NJ—Thousands of protesters converged on Newark's Military Park today as part of the nationwide March for Our Lives demonstrations calling for an end to gun violence. 

Led by students from around New Jersey, the Newark rally was just one of nearly two dozen marches taking place across the state, and one of hundreds of protests across the United States, pushing for ...

United States Post Office Mailboxes Burglarized in Passaic Valley Towns 

LITTLE FALLS, NJ — Local police departments responded to burglaries and thefts involving United States Post Office blue collection mailboxes Little Falls at 229 Main St. and Woodland Park at 1017 McBride Ave. on March 16. Little Falls Police said that unknown actor(s) pried open the mailboxes and took the contents of each. 

These burglaries are now under investigation with the U.S.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas Student Charged with Misdemeanor for Threatening Post; Two MSD Students Arrested for Bringing Knives to School; Patrolman Suspended for "Sleeping"

PARKLAND, FLA - A Marjory Stoneman Douglas student was arrested and charged with making a threatening post through "Snapchat" on Tuesday.  Two others were arrested for bringing knives to school, in unrelated incidents

Regarding the threatening post, the Broward Sheriff's Office reported that: "In one image, the teen displays a gun in his waistband. In a second ...

Former Rumson High School Student, 19, Arrested Possessing MSR-15 Patrol Rifle, Silencer, Explosive Chemicals

MONMOUTH, N.J. -  A former Rumson high school student was arrested in Ithaca New York. Maximilien R. Reynolds, 19, was charged with Possession of an Unregistered Destructive Device/Silencer, False Statement in Acquisition of a Firearm and False Statement in Required Firearm Record. Specifically, he is alleged to have possessed an MSR-15 Patrol Rifle, 300 rounds ...

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National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 10, 2018

It is clear from headlines that child abuse and neglect is a nationwide tragedy – and the impacts reverberate to us all. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and we would like to take the opportunity to bring awareness to this issue.

Approximately 702,000 incidents of child maltreatment are identified each year – enough to pack 10 football stadiums. In 2016, an estimated 1,750 ...