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Hundreds Honor NJ Vice Principal Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash

October 15, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Several hundred people filled the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens today at the funeral service for New Brunswick Vice Principal Tyrone Harrison, who was struck by a car and killed.

"I know this is tough for all of us," Harrison's brother, Shawn, told the people who filled the pews. "Yet, you look around this church. Everyone here Tyrone ...

Second man charged in fatal drag racing hit and run

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A second man has been arrested in connection with the fatal accident in which a New Brunswick vice principal was struck and killed by one of several drivers who authorities say were drag racing on Stelton Road in Piscataway last Saturday, 

Sohjah Powell-Warner, 21, of Piscataway, who was identified as managing a Facebook page and Instagram account for the car club ...

Piscataway Man Charged in Drag Racing Hit and Run Death of High School Vice-Principal

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Freddy S. Garcia Jr. of Piscataway has been charged with the hit and run death of a popular New Brunswick High School vice-principal. According to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Scott Cartmell of the Piscataway Police Department, Garcia Jr., 21, has been arrested for causing the death of a pedestrian, a 49-year old vice-principal of New Brunswick ...

Jersey Shore’s ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino to Spend 8 Months in Prison for Admitting to Tax Evasion

NEWARK, NJ — Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino of reality television’s “Jersey Shore” has been sentenced to eight months in prison for violating federal tax laws, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of New Jersey.

Sorrentino also was ordered today, October 5 by U.S. District Judge Susan D. Wigenton to serve two years of supervised ...

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Sponsors Citizens and Clergy Academy, Oct. 4

NEWARK, NJ -- Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II announced Monday that the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office will host its Fall 2018 Citizens and Clergy Academy, a six-week training program for members of the community.

The Citizens and Clergy Academy is a training program designed to familiarize clergy and other members of the community with the day-to-day operations ...

Hawthorne Mayor Explains Why "Charitable" Property Tax Payments Won't Work

TRENTON, NJ - Could municipalities and counties be supported by tax-deductible contributions from property owners?  Trenton is looking to implement a voluntary framework for those entities to do that, in response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 which limits State And Local Tax (SALT) deductions to $10,000.  According to the Department of Community Affairs, the average tax rate for ...

Sheriff's New Patrol Building in Newark Named After Nutley's Kevin J. Ryan

The Essex County Sheriff's new Patrol Building in Newark has been dedicated in honor of the late Kevin J. Ryan, a long-time, well-liked sheriff's officer who rose to become a chief in the department.

“Dedicating the Sheriff’s Headquarters in Kevin’s honor will keep his legacy of public service alive. He was a consummate law enforcement professional who enjoyed working ...

Comic Book Artist Admits to Distribution of Child Pornography

NEWARK, NJ — A comic book artist from West Orange admitted in federal court on Monday to distributing thousands of images and videos of child sexual abuse, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito

Timothy Yates, 31, who was previously arrested and charged by complaint on April 4, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Katharine Hayden in Newark to information charging him ...

New Acting Essex County Prosecutor Appointed by Gov. Murphy

NEWARK, NJ - The head of the Essex County Surrogate Court was appointed today by Gov. Phil Murphy as acting county prosecutor.

Theodore “Ted” Stephens II, who was first elected as the county surrogate in 2012, will replace acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino. Stephens' position will remain acting until the state Senate confirms the governor’s ...

State Gets Two Week Extension to Answer School Integration Lawsuit; Settlement Possible

TRENTON, NJ— A request for a two-week extension has been awarded to the state of New Jersey to answer a lawsuit seeking to integrate New Jersey's schools, indicating that a settlement could be possible.

A new deadline of Sept. 14 has been set.

In a letter sent to Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson yesterday, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said that the request ...

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