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Driver, 17, Charged in Death of Passenger, 14, Following High-Speed Chase

August 12, 2018

WARREN, NJ –  A 14-year old boy was killed and a 17-year old boy is charged with vehicular homicide following a high-speed chase involving a car stolen in Warren.

Both juveniles are from Newark.

The 17-year old has been charged with 2nd degree Death by Auto, 2nd degree Eluding, 2nd degree Knowingly leaving the scene of a motor ...

NJ Attorney General Hints that Marijuana Reform is Coming

TRENTON, NJ - A publicized dispute between Jersey City Prosecutor Jake Hudnut and New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has resulted in a positive concession for pro-legalization advocates, and advocates of not prosecuting individuals found to be in possession of the substance.

After scolding Hudnut last week for issuing a directive to Jersey City law enforcement not to ...

Four Men Indicted in Murder of Rapper XXXTentacion

PARKLAND, FLA -  On Wednesday, July 18, a Broward County grand jury indicted four men involved in the mid-June murder of rapper XXXTentacion, a resident of Parkland, as he exited a Deerfield Beach business, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office (BSO).  BSO detectives need the public's help in locating the two who remain at large.

The two-count ...

Bloomfield Man Arrested for Vandalism to Memorial for Fallen Paterson Firefighter

PATERSON, NJ- A Bloomfield man was arrested on Wednesday in connection with an incident in which a memorial plaque erected to commemorate the 1991 line of duty death of Paterson Firefighter John Nicosia was defaced. 

 

The plaque is located at 186 East Main Street, the site of the former Meyer Brothers Department Store, which was gutted by the blaze.

 

According to ...

Law Firm to Provide Free Legal Services to Low-Income Newarkers Facing Eviction

NEWARK, NJ - A Downtown Newark law firm has stepped up to provide free legal services to low-income tenants in the city who are facing eviction.

McCarter & English will dedicate a fellowship position at the law firm to take on this huge task in the city. Overall, 40,000 evictions in Newark were sought by landlords in 2016, according to a study from the Rutgers Center on Law, ...

Grand Jury Indicts Owner, Wife & Associates of Smiles II Go-Go Bar in Roxbury

ROXBURY, NJ - Two years after they were arrested, the owners of the Smiles II go-go bar in Ledgewood, and seven associates, were indicted this week by a state grand jury, officials said today.

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal today said the grand jury asserted Kevin Lipka, 63, of Livingston, the owner of the closed establishment, his wife, Shelly, 62, and the ...

Women's Prison Guard Guilty on Sex Charges

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Another state corrections officer has pled guilty to charges related to sexual behavior at Edna Mahan women’s prison.

The prison, located in Union Township, is the state’s only women’s prison.

Ahnwar Dixon, who worked as a Senior Corrections Officer at the prison, pled guilty to three counts of second-degree official misconduct related to his job at ...

Former Bloomfield Councilman Elias Chalet Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

NEWARK, NJ - Former Bloomfield Councilman Elias Chalet was sentenced to five years in prison today. He will be eligible for parole after serving two years. 

Chalet was indicted by a grand jury on January 29, 2016 for allegedly soliciting a $15,000 bribe. At the time, he was formally accused of promising a business owner that he would use his place on the Bloomfield ...

Fast Food Joints Should Give Workers Freedom to Move Ahead, says State

TRENTON, NJ - Fast food restaurant owners across the state are being asked by the state to provide information about their use of employee non-compete or “no poach” agreements, documents that "can restrict the ability of workers to obtain a better-paying job with another franchise," according to the state Attorney General's Office.

In a statement, the office said the ...

Bringing Affordable Housing to New Jersey

It is no secret that the cost of living in New Jersey is among the highest in the nation. Coupled with a severe shortage of affordable housing, many of our residents struggle every day to make ends meet. The state would have to provide at least 155,000 new units of affordable housing by 2025 to meet the need for more housing.

Municipalities have not received guidance on how to create and ...

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