Law & Justice

May 12, 2021

NEW JERSEY - Criminal jury trials will resume in person next month, under a Supreme Court order issued Tuesday that revises juror service based on the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey. The Court’s order directs the resumption of in-person criminal jury trials beginning June 15, with ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - National disasters don’t always bring out the best in people. Often, unscrupulous characters seek to take advantage of people during tough times. As more people across the United States and the State of New Jersey are rolling up their sleeves to protect themselves against COVID-19, ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Acting U.S. Attorney, Rachael A. Honig announced the sentencing of a Wayne couple who were involved in a “food stamps fraud scheme.” The statement released by the U.S. Attorney’s office announcing the sentencing provided the following information. Over the course of four years ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark officials are calling on residents to submit their feedback on proposed designs for a Harriet Tubman monument to be constructed in Washington Park.  After five local, critically acclaimed artists were selected by city officials earlier this year to propose preliminary designs ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Local Montclair leaders will be hosting a virtual event tonight to discuss gender and pronoun terminology. The event takes place on Tuesday, April 27th at 7:30pm and is open to anyone. You can Register Here: ...

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TRENTON – Motorists are now have a new option for their drivers license and non-driver identification cards. A Gender "X" option is now available announced the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Gender “X” will indicate a gender is unspecified, and it will be offered alongside the existing “M” ...

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 Join the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair for a series of conversations with New Jersey Advocates for Restorative Justice starting April 29 for six Thursday evenings from 7:30 to 8:45 via Zoom.  Restorative justice is a set of principles and practices based on the values of ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II, West Caldwell Police Chief and Roseland Police Captain Richard Costello announced today that a Roseland police officer has been arrested on twenty-one (21) charges including Aggravated Sexual Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – As distracted driving continues to claim more lives on New Jersey roadways than any other risky driving behavior, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the Division of Highway Traffic Safety (“HTS”) announced the launch of a statewide public awareness campaign aimed at providing ...

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Newark, NJ – On March 31, 2021, the Essex County Board of County Commissioners virtually held its 2021 Women’s History Month Celebration via Zoom teleconference. The ceremony commemorated the spirit and accomplishments of women everywhere and acknowledged the contributions of multiple esteemed ...

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To the Editor: On January 6th, a group of emboldened white supremacists did not hesitate to storm the U.S. Capitol. Recently, Congress has held hearings on the attempted coup with an eye towards understanding and preventing future attacks. But white supremacist violence did not begin or end on ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — Following the mass killings in Atlanta this week, in which eight people at three locations were murdered, six of them Asian women, the Montclair Township Mayor and Council has issued a statement of support to the Asian and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Each noted that ...

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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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WASHINGTON, DC - Capitol Police Officer and South River native Brian Sicknick lost his life following the savage attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.  He was one of three police officers who were sprayed with chemicals used to repel animals in the wild.  One officer had minor ...

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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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MONTCLAIR, NJ - On March 11, 2021, a settlement between the Teacher’s Union and Montclair Board of Education was reached. This settlement consists of a hybrid-learning model for students who attend school within the Montclair School District.   Although this settlement guarantees that ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Three Essex County men admitted conspiring to defraud two banks of $250,000 using stolen credit cards and blank checks, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today. Alexander Varice, 22, and Dashawn Duncan, 27, both of South Orange, and Nasheed Jackson, 24, of ...

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NEW JERSEY — Around midday Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana-use and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. The legislation will allow for adults to legally possess as much as six ounces of marijuana and mean relief for ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — A 34-year-old Morristown resident who has been heavily involved in the Livingston Soccer Club over the last several years and most recently served as a volunteer coach at Livingston High School in the fall of 2020 has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School student Marley Dias has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for her Netflix show "Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices." Dias is internationally known for her #1000BlackGirlsBooks movement," her own book "Marley Gets it Done," and being named as one ...

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42CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The Cedar Grove Board of Education staff reported criminal mischief and graffiti inside Cedar Grove High School Thursday afternoon. The school board told police that an unknown individual or persons had defaced a large ledge or shelf that runs along the back of one of the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair School District and Montclair Education Association are slated to have their arguments heard in court on March 9. After the Montclair Board of Education filed a lawsuit against the Montclair Education Association (MEA), which represents nearly 1000 members, MEA ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A 12-year-old foster child was found chained and padlocked to fan in Newark home on Wednesday by police who were performing a wellness check, authorities said. Wanser Brown, 66, of Newark, was arrested and faces two counts of endangering the welfare of a child,  Newark Public Safety ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A year-long investigation into a large-scale narcotics trafficking network operating in Hudson, Essex, Bergen and Union Counties, as well as New York City, led to 20 arrests on Tuesday, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. More arrests are expected, she ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County authorities announced the arrest and charging of 22 individuals in an international human trafficking and prostitution organization in and around Bergen County it was announced by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella in a Thursday afternoon virtual press ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Five anchorwomen from the NY1 news channel in New York resolved a settlement of an age and gender discrimination lawsuit. The women alleged they were passed over in favor of younger talent, according to statements from the women. The women included Jeanine Ramirez, Vivian Lee and ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- In a closed-door briefing before members of Congress, the acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police, Yogananda Pittman apologized for the department's security failures during the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol by pro-Trump supporters, which resulted in the death of South River ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Bloomfield officials and local dignitaries hosted a virtual celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Reverend's legacy, along with the contributions of those that demonstrated commitment to the Greater Bloomfield area on Monday, January 18. Councilwoman Wartyna Davis, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A series of stickers posted on local streets across New Jersey, in support of a white supremacist group were removed this week. Montclair Police officials responded to an inquiry from TAPinto Montclair, stating they are investigating. "In recent months, there has been growing ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ — A Fairfield woman who documented her activity on her Facebook page has been charged after an FBI investigation with taking part in the attack on the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago. Rasha N. Abual-Ragheb was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with unlawful entry and violent ...

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