Law & Justice

April 25, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ — County officials confirmed the prior suspicions of community leaders at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting: the Union County jail in Elizabeth will close and inmates will be transferred to the Essex County Correctional facility in Newark. The county is entering into a ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Superintendent of Schools Dr. Marnie Hazelton shared the district's statement on the conviction of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. Dear Linden School Community, As educators, we are so many things to the communities we serve. We are not only teachers; we also ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Two men have been arrested and charged with assault for the attack that led to the death of South River native Brian Sicknick, the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died following injuries he sustained during the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol Building, according to multiple media ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday announced he will nominate Rockaway Township native Rachel Wainer Apter to serve as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Wainer Apter, 40, previously served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Murphy spoke of ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ--A February 26th press release from the Union County Prosecutor's Office requests the public's assistance in providing information related to the unsolved 2016 fatal shooting of 21-year-old Rahway business owner Jamal Gaines. Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Rahway ...

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The spilled his blood. They took a son away from his parents. They took a sibling away from their brother. SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Senator Cory Booker eulogized U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick today and called him "the very definition of a hero" and said that he was proud to say the ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting that took place in Linden two months ago has been located and apprehended in Georgia, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced Tuesday. Members of the U.S. Marshals Service ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Union County has welcomed five new child advocates to its team, including Janet Bou of Linden. The newly trained volunteers were sworn in just before Thanksgiving by Judge James Hely via Zoom. Bou, her daughter Melissa Andrade of ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Effective as of October 23, all night court sessions for the Linden Municipal Court are canceled until further notice. All morning virtual court sessions will remain the same. If questions about court sessions or seeking further directions, please contact the municipal court ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Union County, New Jersey man has been charged with conspiring to use drones to smuggle contraband, including tobacco, cell phone chargers, and a cell phone, into the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix. Johansel Moronta, 27, of Linden, New Jersey, an inmate at Fort Dix from ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Two 17-year-old juveniles have been arrested and charged for their role in a carjacking earlier this year, according to a press release issued by Linden Police Department. At about 8:30 p.m. on August 5, Linden Police officers responded to the 800 block of Essex Avenue on a reported ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A Woodbridge man has been arrested and charged with being responsible for a violent sexual assault that took place in Linden late last year, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart announced in a joint release on Monday. Tyrone R.

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LINDEN, NJ - A Linden man has been arrested and charged with criminal offenses in connection with a police standoff that took place at his home on Sunday evening, according to a press release by acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart. John P. Mooney, ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A Newark woman has been sentenced after admitting to trying to use falsified prescriptions to obtain large quantities of high-dose oxycodone pills at a Linden pharmacy late last year, according to a joint press release from acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Prosecutors' offices statewide have worked cooperatively in a sweeping operation to capture 21 accused sexual predators who have been targeting children as young as 6,7, or 8 on the internet.  At Governor Murphy's Coronavirus Press Briefing today, Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, ...

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LINDEN, NJ - A Linden man has been served with disorderly persons charges stemming from his role in a dispute over a parking spot, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Linden Police Chief David Hart said in a joint statement on Friday. According to the statement, David M.

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NEWARK, NJ - US District Judge Esther Salas released a video message two weeks after her son was killed and husband was shot multiple times during an attack at their North Brusnwick home. While barely holding back tears, she described the days before her son was killed and the moment when she heard ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Linden Police Department is participating in the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement campaign this Independence Day weekend. Starting Friday, law enforcement will work to put an end to drunk driving as residents and visitors will see increased enforcement on the roads with ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  According to a press release issued by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner and the Supreme Court, the courts will not be starting any new criminal jury trials just yet.  Incomplete suspended civil and criminal jury trials may be finished as long as all attorneys and parties consent.

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and Rep. Tom Malinowski knelt alongside 2,000 people in Mindowaskin Park on Sunday, a part of a protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, spurred by the death of George Floyd. Spearheaded by Westfield High School junior Nala Scott, 16, and fellow ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Fabiana Pierre-Louis, a member of Union Catholic’s Class of 1998, made history on Friday when N.J. Governor Phil Murphy said he will nominate her to become New Jersey’s first black woman to serve on the New Jersey Supreme Court. Murphy made the landmark announcement during a ...

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LINDEN, NJ - Residents are invited and city officials are preparing for a peaceful protest on Thursday, June 4, amid feelings of outrage and despair after the killing of Minneapolis resident, George Floyd. Floyd was murdered by Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin on May 25.  The video went ...

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