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Acoli Paroled After Being Convicted of Murdering State Trooper

May 10, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life in a New Brunswick courtroom for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the ...

Franklin Township: Romance Scam Leads to Charges for Local Man

NEWARK, NJ - A local man was one of four individuals charged with conspiring to launder money taken from victims as part of a series of "romance" scams, according to a news release. 

Many of the victims scammed were elderly, according to U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger.

William Kwabena Goeh, 47, of Somerset, Nana Yaw Marfo, 37, of Virginia; and Shannon Braxton, 45, and ...

Piscataway Man Convicted of Assault, Forced Labor, and Racketeering for Sex Trafficking College Students over 10-year Period

NEW YORK – Lawrence Ray, a.k.a. “Lawrence Grecco” of Piscataway was convicted on Wednesday in a New York federal court after jurors found him guilty on charges brought against him for sex trafficking college students at Sarah Lawrence College in the state over a 10-year period.

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said Ray was convicted for racketeering conspiracy, a violent ...

Suspects Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of No. Plainfield Man

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Two suspects have been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 26-year-old borough man March 1, according to Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Thomas Chirichella.

Police responded to a 911 call at 9:36 p.m. and found the victim, Steve Camino, who lived on Grove Street, outside in the vicinity of Grove Street and Prospect Place with gunshot ...

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Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

May 14, 2022

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022!  Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

Highland Park Man Charged With Vandalizing Mural

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ – A borough man has been charged in connection with vandalizing a mural depicting refugees and immigrants in the community.

Thomas Santo, 54, has been charged with bias intimidation and criminal mischief for what police said is the actual physical defacement of the mural.

According to a statement from Highland Park Police Chief Rick Abrams, Santo vandalized the mural ...

Report of Roe v. Wade Reversal Triggers Somerville Demonstration

SOMERVILLE, NJ - News reports that the US Supreme Court will overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortions drew 50 or more peaceful protestors to the historic Somerset County Courthouse late Tuesday afternoon.

Politico published a leaked draft opinion Monday that would overturn the 49-year-old law. On Tuesday, Chief Justice John Roberts confirmed the draft was ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

May 14, 2022

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022!  Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

Highland Park Man Charged With Vandalizing Mural

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ – A borough man has been charged in connection with vandalizing a mural depicting refugees and immigrants in the community.

Thomas Santo, 54, has been charged with bias intimidation and criminal mischief for what police said is the actual physical defacement of the mural.

According to a statement from Highland Park Police Chief Rick Abrams, Santo vandalized the mural ...

May 13 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 354 New Cases Overnight

May 13, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - New cases of COVID-19 surged dramatically this week in Somerset County and New Jersey, with 354 new cases reported overnight in Somerset County, and 5,309 new cases reported in New Jersey.

Somerset County reported 138 new cases on Tuesday; 124 on Wednesday and 193 on Thursday.

In New Jersey, there were 3,083 new cases reported Tuesday; 3,384 Wednesday, and 4,441 on ...

County Sheriff Joins Thousands to Ride in Police Unity Tour

SOMERSET, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Darrin J. Russo a former Franklin Township police lieutenant and local resident rolled out from Franklin Township Police headquarters Tuesday morning to head to Washington, DC where he will join thousands of police officers from across the country to honor their brothers killed in the line of duty, for this year's Police Unity ...

Long Blue Line of New Jersey Police Cyclists Tour Through Somerville

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Borough police officer Vito Spadea slowed his bicycle and stopped along East Main Street mid-afternoon Monday to greet his wife, two daughters and other supporters as several hundred police officers from New Jersey towns passed through the borough on their way to Washington, DC where they will join with police from across the country to honor their brothers ...

May 13 Somerset County COVID-19 Update: 354 New Cases Overnight

May 13, 2022

SOMERVILLE, NJ - New cases of COVID-19 surged dramatically this week in Somerset County and New Jersey, with 354 new cases reported overnight in Somerset County, and 5,309 new cases reported in New Jersey.

Somerset County reported 138 new cases on Tuesday; 124 on Wednesday and 193 on Thursday.

In New Jersey, there were 3,083 new cases reported Tuesday; 3,384 Wednesday, and 4,441 on ...

County Sheriff Joins Thousands to Ride in Police Unity Tour

SOMERSET, NJ - Somerset County Sheriff Darrin J. Russo a former Franklin Township police lieutenant and local resident rolled out from Franklin Township Police headquarters Tuesday morning to head to Washington, DC where he will join thousands of police officers from across the country to honor their brothers killed in the line of duty, for this year's Police Unity ...