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April 24, 2018

MONROE, NJ - A local woman who killed her husband using "the poisoner's poison" did not win an appeal yesterday to have her life sentence repealed.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced that a Monroe Township woman’s 2013 murder conviction was affirmed today by the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.

Tianle Li, 48, of Monroe Township ...

Women need better treatment behind bars, lawmakers say

NEWARK, NJ - Middlesex County Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a roundtable discussion Monday with criminal justice reform advocates and formerly incarcerated women to discuss legislation Lopez and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle are introducing, modeled after legislation Booker introduced in the Senate, to reform the way women are treated behind ...

Gov. Phil Murphy in Newark for town hall style meeting on budget

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy will be in Newark tonight for a town-hall style meeting to talk about his proposed $37.4 billion budget for fiscal year 2019 that begins July 1.

The event will be held at Newark Technical High School, 91 West Market Street, Newark. Doors open at 5 p.m. for a 6 p.m. start time. The event is free and open to the public. For security purposes, backpacks ...

New Jersey Students Against Gun Violence Gather for Roundtable Discussion at Kean University

UNION COUNTY, NJ - Triggered by the Parkland High school shooting in Florida this past February, New Jersey high school students and public officials, including members of Governor Murphy’s administration, gathered together at Kean Universities roundtable to discuss the ongoing gun violence issue in their communities and in the United States.

The event was hosted by the Lesniak Institute ...

Hackensack Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Threats Against Livingston High School

NEWARK, NJ – After pleading guilty on Friday to making social media threats against Livingston High School and others in 2016, John Coulouris, 19, of Hackensack, was sentenced to seven years in New Jersey State Prison by the Hon. Mark Nelson, Judge of the Superior Court, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino.

Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Giordano, who handled the ...

Local Toys “R” Us Kids Reflect on Imminent Store Closings

LIVINGSTON, NJ – After seven decades in business bringing joy to kids around the country by way of its brick-and-mortar stores; the iconic, relatable Geoffrey the Giraffe mascot; and shelves stocked with every type of toy imaginable, Toys “R” Us announced that it would begin closing up shop on March 23.

According to a Toys “R” Us associate, Saturday, June 30 will ...

Governor Murphy and Lt. Gov. Oliver to Visit Montclair for Roundtable with Local Officials

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy has announced that he and Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver will be making a stop in Montclair on Thursday afternoon to discuss Main Street NJ and neighborhood preservation with local officials. This is part of his statewide roundtable discussions with leaders. 

This discussion will be live-streamed on the Governor's official YouTube ...

Charges Dropped for Two Men After Nearly 25 Years in Prison

PATERSON, NJ- After 24 years in prison two Paterson men will remain free following a decision by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes not to retry their case.

While clarifying that the decision is in no way a declaration of their innocence Valdes announced on Friday that the Office has moved to dismiss the matters of State v. Eric Kelley and Ralph Lee. 

According to the ...

Hackensack Meridian Health establishes $100 million endowment for Seton Hall Medical School

NUTLEY, NJ - The Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees recently voted to establish a $100 million endowment fund for scholarships to Seton Hall Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine on the On3 campus in Nutley and Clifton NJ. The endowment will ensure top students can afford a medical education accourding to co-CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health Robert C.

Did Racism Prevent Babe Ruth from Becoming a Major League Manager?

BRONX, NY – As baseball approaches the April 15 anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier, a new book, BABE RUTH - A Superstar’s Legacy by Jerry Amernic, makes the case that The Bambino never got the coveted opportunity to become a big-league manager for fear that he might push for integration.

Babe Ruth’s grandson, Tom Stevens, wrote the Foreword ...

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