Law & Justice

March 2, 2019

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Manville man has been convicted of multiple charges stemming from an argument over a parking space and a subsequent altercation in which he used a sword to attack the driver of the other car. Jared Razzano,  36 of North 9th Avenue, Manville was found guilty of 2nd degree ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Eight Rutgers football players who were either suspended or dismissed from the team over their involvement in a credit card scheme avoided jail sentences this week when a judge admitted them to a probationary program, according to news reports. Superior Court Judge Pedro ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Rutgers medical school professor is facing a 160-count indictment accusing him of taking photos of 26 partially dressed women, stealing the identity of four colleagues, and possessing an assault rifle, authorities said Wednesday. Dr. James Goydos, 58, of East ...

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Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with further information. A prior version of this story did not make clear the status of Gran Centurions Hall. The catering hall remains open. Business is uninterrupted. CLARK, NJ – A fraudulent attempt to convert a private pool club and banquet hall ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A former Rutgers University football player was indicted Thursday on charges he plotted to kill his former girlfriend's parents and harassed the woman online. Izaia Bullock, 22, of South River, was indicted on with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and two counts of ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A 30 year old Belleville man admitted to sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Nutley. According to the Essex County Prosecutors Office, the accused worked as a youth basketball coach with Amateur Athletics Union (AAU), a youth basketball league which held practices at the ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- The Vatican announced on Saturday that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, formerly the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark, has been defrocked. It is believed to be the first time an American archbishop has been removed from the ministry following accusations of sexual ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Newark Archdiocese on Wednesday released a list of 63 priests “credibly accused” of sexual abuse. Among those listed on the website for the Archdiocese of Newark were three priests who served at churches in Nutley.  All clergy included in the listing have since died or been ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Weather forecasters are calling for freezing temperatures to overnight tonight and into Thursday. Freezing temperatures can be very dangerous to pets. NJ State Law says dogs cannot be outside if temperatures are below 34 degrees without proper shelter (insulated, elevated, heated).

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TRENTON, NJ— If you have an outstanding arrest warrant for a municipal court case issued before 2003, your case may have been dismissed. The New Jersey Supreme Court today dismissed over 780,000 minor municipal court warrants that have gone unresolved for 15 years or more. One of the cases ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced today that New Jersey has entered into a multi-state settlement with Neiman Marcus that resolves allegations the chain failed to protect the personal information of shoppers who made in-store purchases using payment cards. A December 2013 ...

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FREEHOLD, NJ — Persons convicted of driving while intoxicated in Monmouth County between 2008 and 2016— whose breath tests may have been mishandled — are being informed that they can take steps to find out whether their cases can be dismissed. In a December 20 letter, the Monmouth County ...

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Legend drug means drugs that are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and that are required by federal or state law to be dispensed to the public only on prescription of a licensed physician or other licensed provider. The category includes narcotics and non-narcotics. These ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A federal judge today denied a request from a group suing Newark over elevated lead levels to have the city extend a filter program into the East Ward.  The Natural Resources Defense Council  (NRDC) filed its request via an emergency motion as part of a larger lawsuit that alleges ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - He was always called "Joker," short for Canine 832 Joker's Wild, and for five years, this bloodhound assisted police in Middlesex County on countless missing persons and other investigations. In 2015, after a young woman was violently assaulted and left for dead, Joker found ...

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With only a week left to complete your holiday shopping, it’s important to stay alert for scams, misleading advertising or unfair business practices whether you’re make online or in-store purchases. Consider the following advice, compiled from various consumer affairs resources. When You’re ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A corrections officer has been charged with sexual assault after having a relationship with an inmate at an Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark.  Avril D. Richardson, 45, of Elizabeth has been charged with second-degree sexual assault for engaging in sexual conduct with an ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—The state of New Jersey announced today that it has filed eight separate lawsuits across the state that seek to hold polluters responsible for the actions, including one against a former gas station and its owner in Camden and the Puchak Wellfield Superfund site in Pennsauken, which once ...

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COLTS NECK, NJ - 'Give Him Death' sums up a call to action by lawmakers in District 24 in the wake of the devastating loss of Keith, Jennifer, Jesse and Sophia Caneiro. In the wake of the tragic murder of a Colts Neck family, Senator Steven Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Harold Wirths ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A municipal court judge in Newark faces ethics charges over allegedly incarcerating a woman who he said was "disrespectful" during a court appearance that involved a landlord-tenant dispute. The Advisory Committee on Judicial Conduct last month filed the complaint against Newark ...

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NEW JERSEY — Police officers across the state are now restricted from asking you certain questions because of  a directive issued by state Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. Grewal’s policy — which applies to all state, county and local law enforcement agencies — also limits the types of ...

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Westfield to discuss better care for fallen officers’ families during PBA contract negotiations.  WESTFIELD, NJ — Town officials acknowledged on Tuesday that the death of a police detective before his retirement combined with his wife’s cancer has revealed a healthcare coverage gap in the ...

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On Monday, the Anti Defamation League (ADL) recognized the achievements of The Honorable Gurbir Grewal, who has been named the 2018 ADL Blum-Kovler Nation of Immigrants Award, which he will receive at the Annual Summit on Anti-Semitism and Hate, Never is Now, on Monday, December 3 in New York ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Tuesday, that the Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating the fatal stabbing of a female ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, ...

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NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Prosecutors Office held a press conference Wednesday afternoon announcing that the Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 23, has been captured in Cuba.  James R. Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Montclair attorney accused of killing his live-in girlfriend on October 22, has been captured in Cuba, police officials announced on Wednesday. According to published reports, James Ray, III, 55, is charged with killing the mother of his child, 44-year-old, Angela ...

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TRENTON, N.J. - Following the tragic death of a local teen, state Sen. Kip Bateman has introduced the “Timothy J. Piazza Law,” to increase criminal penalties for hazing. Timothy Piazza, a 19-year-old Penn State University student, died last year after a fraternity hazing ritual. Timothy’s death ...

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NEWARK, N.J. – David Lutter, 69, of Verona was sentenced to 22 months in prison on Friday for possessing three guns as a previously convicted felon, including a replica Thompson submachine gun that he modified into a working automatic firearm. Lutter plead guilty in July before U.S. District ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A now-former Rutgers football player charged with plotting two murders appeared in court via video connection from the county jail today with relatives sitting in the court watching the video and comforting one another. The mother and step-mother of Izaia Bullock sat in court ...

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