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Judge Rules that Addams Tavern in Westfield Must Close for Now, Starting Friday

December 14, 2017

WESTFIELD, NJ — A judge has ordered Addams Tavern at 115 Elm St. downtown to close as of Friday, Dec. 15, and not re-open without further court order.

Superior Court Judge Katherine Dupuis wrote that the court is convinced based on the testimony of four expert witnesses that the building is not compliant with the applicable building code, and that the court finds that there is ...

Fanwood Resident Pleads Guilty in Rutgers Hacking Case

TRENTON, NJ – A 21-year-old Fanwood resident, Paras Jha, and two other defendants have pleaded guilty in three cybercrime cases. Jha, a former Rutgers student, admitted to launching a cyber attack on the university's computer network. He and two others also pleaded guilty to creating and operating two "botnets" that targeted “Internet of Things” ...

Cranford Resident Arrested in Massive Child Trafficking and Pornography Sting

Updated at 1:50 p.m.

TRENTON, NJ – Arrests have been made in a massive operation that targeted sex offenders and persons possessing child pornography. The arrests were announced Friday morning by Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino.

The arrests of 79 alleged child predators and child pornography offenders, who stretched from New Jersey to California, were ...

Former Westfield Gymnastics Instructor Charged with Sexual Assault of Child

This story was updated at 4:10 p.m. with new information.

ELIZABETH, NJ — A former instructor is accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old student at Surgent’s Elite School of Gymnastics in Westfield over the course of more than six months, acting Union County Prosecutor Thomas K. Isenhour announced Wednesday.

Jorge Rodriguez, 34, formerly of Elizabeth and currently ...

Union County Gets Grant to Treat Inmates with Substance Abuse Disorders

UNION COUNTY, NJ--The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce that the New Jersey Department of Corrections has awarded a grant of $200,000 to Union County. The funds will go to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs at the Union County Correctional Facility, for inmates with substance abuse disorders.

New Jersey committed a total of $1.7 million in MAT funding to ...

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