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Law & Justice

June 25, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Today, the Supreme Court abandoned 50 years of established precedent and took the truly unprecedented step of stripping American women of the reproductive rights that the Court, regardless of its political configuration, had recognized and protected for more than half a century. In ...

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Newark, NJ – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office has acquired a van to better serve the more than 9,000 crime victims that receive services each year from the ECPO. “Serving victims is the top priority of the Essex County ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Newark veterinarian who allegedly provided inadequate treatment that resulted in the untimely death of several animals had his license temporarily suspended, authorities announced. Ehren Seth Yablon, who owns the Newark Veterinary Hospital, was charged in April by the Essex County ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A newly established Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs was announced Friday that will be led by Reginald Bledsoe, a Newark resident and former Newark Public Schools Board of Education member. Bledsoe, who was appointed as the office's first director, will help support the ...

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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 ...

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WASHINGTON, DC–– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology’s Environment Subcommittee, secured passage of her legislation, the Providing Research and Estimates of Changes In Precipitation (PRECIP) Act, in the House. The PRECIP Act will update ...

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TRENTON – Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin announced on Wednesday a $141 million settlement with the financial software company Intuit Inc. that resolves a multi-state investigation into claims Intuit misled consumers into paying for online tax preparation services instead of using the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ -  A rally is being planned for today in response to the possibility that the Roe v. Wade landmark ruling may be in jeapardy, organizers announced. The "Bans Off Our Bodies Rally" will take place in Montclair on Tuesday, May 3 at 6PM at the Planned Parenthood, located at 29 North ...

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NEWARK, NJ—The FBI Newark Field Office is seeing an increase in reports of sextortion involving teenaged boys and wants parents and guardians to be on alert. Sextortion is an online crime that typically begins with contact through social media or another online platform, such as a gaming site.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Save the Date! Join AAPI Montclair as Edgemont Park is illuminated with thousands of lanterns to remember those killed and harmed by violence and injustice, including anti-Asian hate. May 20, 2022 7-9 p.m. AAPI Montclair stands together against all forms of hate and celebrate ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Rise Against Hate, a non-profit organization working to raise awareness about racism and civil rights, has filed a second lawsuit against Bridgewater Township and clerk Linda Doyle in her capacity as official records custodian for the township, alleging a violation of OPRA ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Khalil Wheeler-Weaver, who had killed three women in Essex County in 2016, including a college student from Montclair, has been charged with a fourth murder, according to prosecutors. Wheeler-Weaver, who has been incarcerated since his arrest in December 2016, has been accused of ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A whistleblower lawsuit claims that the Westfield Police Department retaliated and discriminated against an African-American sergeant and a female lieutenant for reporting racial profiling. Sgt. Preston Freeman, who according to the lawsuit is the first African American to reach ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - A Hackensack resident has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated criminal sexual contact charges, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – A civil rights lawsuit has been filed in the Superior Court against the Township of Montclair, according to published reports. The Montclair Property Owners Association [MPOA] is challenging the constitutionality of Montclair’s rent freeze that has been in effect since the spring ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Clifton doctor faces up to 20 years in prison after being charged with multiple counts of illegally prescribing medicines to his patients, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. According to Sellinger, Evangelos Megariotis, 68, an orthopedic surgeon who owned and operated ...

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TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy nominated Matt Platkin to be the Attorney General of New Jersey. Platkin served as Chief Counsel to the Governor from January 2018 to October 2020. “It is my honor and pleasure to nominate Matt Platkin to serve as the 62nd Attorney General of the State of New ...

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TRENTON, NJ —The New Jersey State Parole Board is now accepting applications for individuals seeking a new career working with former offenders to successfully re-assimilate into the community.  In December, the Board welcomed 15 parole officer recruits to their ranks.  Applicants for the ...

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NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck is cracking down on businesses who are raising prices as the demand for COVID-19 tests have skyrocketed due to the Omicron variant. Bruck announced on Friday that the Division of Consumer Affairs has sent more than 50 warning ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A collective group of Montclair African-American Clergy are demanding answers from Mayor Sean Spiller and Township Council members over the racist, inflammatory remarks made by former township attorney Ira Karasick. After reports surfaced revealing that Karasick had called an ...

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TRENTON – Governor Murphy signed into law S3416, which codifies marriage equality in New Jersey law by providing that all laws concerning marriage and civil union are to be read with gender-neutral intent. Marriage equality currently exists in New Jersey based on state and federal Court ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – Following the announcement that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority planned to allow a new Chick-fil-A restaurant to open at Brookdale South on the Garden State Parkway, Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and openly gay Councilman Rich Rockwell have released statements against the ...

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PHILADELPHIA, PA — Scammers don’t take a holiday, unfortunately, and the top thing on their list right now is stealing people’s hard-earned money. The Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) Philadelphia Office is reminding the public to be vigilant about seasonal shopping scams. The two most ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutors Office (ECPO) confirmed that the suspicious death on Prospect St. in Nutley is being treated as a homicide. Katherine Carter, Public Information Officer of the ECPO, confirmed "that it is a homicide, and the victim was an elderly woman." in a statement ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – A terrifying killing of a NJ student became the subject of discussion for the past few months as Congress aimed to provide safeguards for federal judges, as they have often been left vulnerable threats and intimidation.  Daniel Anderl, resident of North Brunswick and a 2018 ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The chief lending officer for a New Jersey bank will be heading to jail after pleading guilty of knowingly and fraudulently applying for a $5 million Small Business Administration (SBA) loan for a Robbinsville Township business.  According to U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig's ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Nearly 58 years after the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg began her career as a professor at Rutgers Law School in Newark, the iconic campus building located on Washington Street was dedicated in her honor.  Rutgers University administration members on Thursday ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Wednesday, Montclair Township Attorney Ira Karasick resigned from his position after calling NAACP leader three-fifths of a human, according to published reports. His resignation came after news broke of the Montclair Branch of the NAACP calling for an investigation into ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Property Owner's Association responds to Tuesday's court decision saying, "Rejection of Montclair's rent control appeal will put matter on the ballot. New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division judges Clarkson S. Fisher, Jr.; Heidi Willis Currier and Patrick DeAlmeida ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – The fight is not over for rent control in Montclair, according to an appeals court decision on Tuesday. Montclair Township and the Montclair Property Owners Association (MPOA) will find themselves in court once again, after New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division judges ...

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