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Franklin Man Sentenced to 23 years in Prison for Armed Highland Park Sexual Assault

October 16, 2017

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - A Franklin Township man must serve 23 years in prison and register as a sex offender after assaulting a Highland Park woman in February, authorities announced on October 16.

On February 19, Brandon Cox, 23 of the Somerset section of Franklin Township, approached a mother who was walking her child outside the Harper Avenue apartments in Highland Park, Middlesex ...

Former Spotswood Mayor Nicholas Poliseno Charged By Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office With Theft

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Former borough mayor, Nicholas Poliseno was charged with theft on Tuesday, October 10 according to a press release by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. The 39-year-old father of two was charged with one count of theft in the third degree.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that Poliseno was "charged with stealing from a scholarship fund set ...

Department of Justice: ISIS Sympathizer Arrested in Cranford, Plotting the "Next 9/11" with Two Accomplices

NEW YORK, NY – The Department of Justice released details of a thwarted terror plot to attack New York City during the summer of 2016 on Friday.

Three men, who were arrested in 2016 and 2017, planned to detonate bombs in Times Square and the New York City subway system and shoot civilians at concert venues in support of ISIS, according to the Department of Justice.

The three arrested ...

Cohen Joins Legislators and Activists to Demand Tougher Gun Laws

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Congressional representatives, local leaders and advocates gathered on the steps of New Brunswick City Hall on October 6 to make the case for more stringent, nationwide gun regulations in the midst of the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Congress members Frank Pallone and Bonnie Watson Coleman demanded action, joined by Assemblyman Reed Gusciora and area mayors including ...

Former Milltown Councilman Found Guilty of Criminal Mischief

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former Milltown Councilman and Middlesex County Sheriff's Officer Neil Raciti has been found guilty in a motor vehicle incident in March of 2015. Raciti was found guilty of criminal mischief on September 21 by Superior Court Judge Benjamin S. Bucca after a bench trial that began on September 13. The verdict was announced by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey ...

North Brunswick: Children's Singer/Songwriter Faces Child Pornography Charge

 

NEWARK, NJ – Eric. S. Komar a township resident, music teacher and singer/songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide was arrested at his home Tuesday and charged with receiving and distributing images of child sexual abuse, according to Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick.

 Komar, 46, was arrested ...

East Brunswick: Medical Records and Personal Information Stolen from Local Facility

EDISON, NJ - Fernando Rios, 33, was arrested today on one count of identity theft in the second degree, one count of trafficking in personally identifying information in the second degree, and one count of burglary in the third degree. 

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief James Conroy of the East Brunswick Police Department said the Sayreville man was arrested ...

Team Milltown To Host First Annual Milltown Tailgate Party

MILLTOWN, NJ - Team Miltown is calling all football fans to come to the borough's first annual Tailgate Party on Sunday, October 22 at 4 p.m. at the Milltown American Legion Pavilion.

This family-friendly event will feature an outdoor screen where fans can watch the NY Giants and the Seattle Seahawks game while enjoying burgers, hot dogs, unlimited beer and soda along with corn-hole games.

Franklin Township: Police Sergeant Alleges Discrimination

SOMERSET, NJ - The Township of Franklin is facing a discrimination lawsuit that targets three of the borough's top officials, according to court documents. 

Sgt. Dennis Hopson filed the complaint against the Township of Franklin, Chief of Police Lawrence W. Roberts, Deputy Chief Richard Grammar and Township Manager Robert G. Vornlocker, according to the filing. 

The complaint, ...

Former Edison Officer Gets 20-Year Prison Sentence

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Former township police officer Michael Dotro will spend the next 20 years in prison for a series of crimes committed in the last five years, including the attempted murder of a supervising officer and his family, officials said Thursday.

According to a press release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, Dotro, 40, of Manalapan, will serve at least 17 ...

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