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NJ Reentry Program Expands, Helping Woman, Minorities, Veterans

September 2, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Reentry, the program that former Gov. Jim McGreevey started to help recently released inmates obtain housing and employment, is now moving to assist a large segment of society with training for and placement in jobs in construction trades through a program called NJBuild.

At ceremonies Thursday marking the opening of the NJBuild office in New Brunswick, McGreevey said the ...

Newark Man Sentenced to Life for Bloomfield Home Invasion

NEWARK, NJ - A Newark man was sentences to life in prison for the Christmas 2015 home invasion burglary of a Bloomfield residence.The Honorable James W. Donohue, Judge of the Superior Court handed down the sentence today putting Roberson Burney, 60, behind bars for the rest of his life. 

On Christmas night in Bloomfield in 2015 Burney, a contractor, entered the home with what ...

Charges Dropped Against Montclair Clergy Arrested at ‘Clean Dream Act’ Protest

WESTFIELD, NJ — Criminal charges have been dropped against six people, including four clergy members, who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office, according to Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz of B’nai Abraham in Livingston.

Dantowitz, along with Rev. Ann Ralosky and Rev. John Rogers ...

Two Montclair Residents Robbed at Gunpoint in Separate Incidents, Police Say

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two Montclair Residents were robbed at gunpoint in two separate incidents, as they walked through Montclair on Sunday, according to Montclair Police officials. 

At approximately 6:30 p.m., a 64-year-old Montclair man was approached by a dark colored SUV as he walked along Virginia Avenue, according to Lt. David O'Dowd of the Montclair Police ...

Ex-Rutgers Football Player Devera Released Without Bail on Fraud Charges

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the eight former Rutgers University football players facing charges from a credit card fraud scheme was released from jail today without bail after a brief court hearing in which the defendant appeared via a video connection from the county jail.

Brendan Devera, 18, stood before the camera in the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center wearing jail-issued ...

8 Rutgers Football Players Charged in Credit Card Scheme

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Eight Rutgers University football players now face charges from a credit card fraud scheme that occurred while all of them were students, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said today.

All of the defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit third-degree theft by deception, Carey said in a joint issued with Rutgers police Chief Kenneth Cop.

Two of the men, ...

Former Verona HS Football Coach Racioppe Sues District

VERONA, NJ - Former Verona High School football coach Lou Racioppe, has sued the district for unlawful termination.  

Racioppe was placed on administrative leave following undisclosed allegations mid-way through the 2017 season.  The Board of Education then opted not to renew his contract after he served 20 years as head football coach. 

The Board of Education ...

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