Law & Justice

December 7, 2018

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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NEWARK, NJ - Newark Mayor Ras Baraka still faces a civil complaint from the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) alleging he and his ex-campaign treasurer incorrectly reported campaign contributions. MORE: Baraka's Ex-Campaign Treasurer Gets 2 1/2 Years for Embezzling Over ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— The FBI intercepted a suspicious package addressed to U.S. Sen. Cory Booker's Camden office, according to officials. The FBI confirmed Friday morning that a suspicious package — similar to the other packages found in New York and Washington D.C. this week that contained potentially ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – James R. Ray, III is wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of his child's mother, Angela Bledsoe. The fatal shooting that claimed the life of a Montclair woman has thrust the suspected killer into the forefront. Many neighbors in this quiet Montclair community are left ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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) ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A Newark man was sentences to life in prison for the Christmas 2015 home invasion burglary of a Bloomfield residence.The Honorable James W. Donohue, Judge of the Superior Court.handed down the sentence today putting  Roberson Burney, 60, behind bars for the rest of his life.  On ...

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JACKSON TWP., N.J. — A township man surrendered to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s office on Aug. 28 after being charged with theft by deception for the misappropriation of association finances, a third degree crime. According to a press release: Eugene M. Nieratko, 42, surrendered to Economic ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Criminal charges have been dropped against six people, including four clergy members, who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6  at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office, according to Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz of B’nai Abraham in Livingston. Dantowitz, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the eight former Rutgers University football players facing charges from a credit card fraud scheme was released from jail today without bail after a brief court hearing in which the defendant appeared via a video connection from the county jail. Brendan Devera, ...

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