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Law & Justice

October 18, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A former executive at a New Jersey publication company was sentenced Monday to 75 months in prison for embezzling tens of millions of dollars for his own benefit, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced. Nestor Charriez, 60, of Scotch Plains, previously pleaded ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Among those frustrated by his inability to visit his unit at Public Storage on Route 22 in Scotch Plains is two-time Super Bowl champion and Giants legend Carl Banks, who kept mementos of his stellar NFL career at the storage facility.  Items in the storage unit ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Two days after Public Storage of Scotch Plains was served with an injunction to stop tossing Scotch Plains resident Mary Jean Murphy's belongings, the company issued a second public statement about the situation. Through its outside p.r. firm, the storage company said its ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- She had to hire an attorney and get a court order to block them, but Scotch Plains resident Mary Jean Murphy was successful Wednesday in preventing Public Storage from tossing away any more of her personal items that were stored at the facility on Route 22.  Related: Public ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS -- Despite multiple attempts by renters to at least inspect their belongings and determine what they want to keep, unit owners at the Public Storage on Route 22 have been unable to gain access to their own property since Hurricane Ida caused flooding to storage units. "I feel this ...

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RARITAN BAY, NJ – Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2021 #BeCyberSmart) raises awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across America, ensuring that everyone has the resources needed to be safer and more secure online. In promoting Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Prove, the modern ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County has entered into a five-year, $2.6 million contract to send prisoners to Hudson County for substance abuse treatment and reentry program services. The agreement with the Hudson County Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation was approved at the Sept. 23 Board ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- A Scotch Plains man was sentenced to five years in prison for receipt and possession of images of child sexual abuse, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced Monday. Jeffrey Shreve, 38, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti to an ...

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BRANCHBURG, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean’s legislation to increase penalties for hazing was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy during a ceremony at Raritan Valley Community College Tuesday. In attendance were Piazza's parents, Jim and Evelyn Piazza; ...

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NEW JERSEY — In an effort to increase transparency in law enforcement, former New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal requested in June that all law enforcement agencies report officers who committed disciplinary violations. The first report was released on Tuesday and covered the period of ...

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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- The original goals of the Love Is Light 5K Race/Walk on Saturday, July 17, in honor of Daniel Anderl were 500 participants and $100,000 for scholarships at St. Joseph High School. However, organizers announced that the event had more than double the number of participants, ...

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RAHWAY and UNION COUNTY, NJ — Around 4 a.m., the grandmother of missing Rahway woman Yasemin Uyar, took to her Facebook page to report that she had been informed that the body of her granddaughter had been found in Tennessee.  TAPinto Rahway previously reported that authorities were searching ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- The Fanwood Borough Council has introduced an ordinance to opt out of the new state law legalizing recreational marijuana use. The legislation, signed earlier this year by Gov. Phil Murphy, allows municipalities to opt out by ordinance in order to create their own rules.

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The U.S. Senate has confirmed Zahid Quraishi, a Fanwood native, to the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey by a vote of 81-16. He is the first Muslim federal judge in our nation’s history. “Another barrier has been broken, and it has been broken in New ...

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Updated on June 12 UNION COUNTY, NJ — The governor’s nomination of a Superior Court judge to be the next Union County prosecutor heads to the state senate for approval. Gov. Phil Murphy has nominated Judge William A. Daniel to fill the role to be left vacant when Lyndsay V. Ruotolo leaves the ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The state attorney general has picked the acting Union County prosecutor to head up the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice. Lyndsay V. Ruotolo will serve as the division’s director starting July 12, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced Thursday. The announcement ...

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ROSELLE, NJ -- A 2-year-old child is safe and has been reunited with his family after being briefly kidnapped in a vehicle that was stolen outside a Roselle home Thursday night, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotolo and Roselle Police Chief Brian Barnes jointly announced Friday. “The ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — County officials confirmed the prior suspicions of community leaders at Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting: the Union County jail in Elizabeth will close, and inmates will be transferred to the Essex County Correctional facility in Newark. The county is entering into a ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ-- The Seventh Annual Union County C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Action, Response, Education, Safety) Domestic Violence Symposium is scheduled to take place later this week, and those working in fields dedicated to serving victims are being encouraged to register and learn from a host of ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A series of attacks against Asian Americans nationwide has spawned a movement to "Stop Asian Hate" in communities all across the country. About 100 people attended a rally on Saturday, April 17, that was organized by Rutgers Preparatory School’s Global Outreach Club. The event ...

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Package Includes Proposals to Require Firearms Safety Training, Mandate Safe Storage of Firearms, Raise the Minimum Age to Purchase Long Guns to 21, and Establish Electronic Ammunition Sales Recordkeeping TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday unveiled a sweeping series of reforms aimed at ...

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FANWOOD, NJ -- A local man has been charged with being in possession of more than 10,000 digital images consisting of child sexual abuse material, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo announced Monday.  Joseph Poutre, 55, of Middletown, is charged with a single count of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County manager Edward Oatman did not directly answer questions about the potential closure of the County Jail in Elizabeth Thursday, despite pressure from community leaders who spoke on behalf of inmates, employees, and their families. Commissioner Chairman Al Mirabella ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The high school principal and a town commission aimed at countering hate were scheduled to talk Friday after authorities discovered two swastikas etched in a bathroom stall at Westfield High School and a prominent Jewish leader called for the mayor to take a stronger stance against ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ -- The owner of hundreds of rental units scattered across 18 residential properties in Elizabeth has been arrested and criminally charged with coercing more than a dozen of his tenants into sexual acts in exchange for financial relief, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- Two men have been arrested and charged with assault for the attack that led to the death of South River native Brian Sicknick, the U.S. Capitol Police officer who died following injuries he sustained during the Jan. 6 siege of the U.S. Capitol Building, according to multiple media ...

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NEW JERSEY — Earlier this week, Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills to legalize recreational marijuana use in the Garden State and establish a regulated cannabis market within the next six months. Shortly after, however, the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA) issued a ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- A Scotch Plains resident has been criminally charged with multiple animal cruelty offenses after three pets suffered severe neglect while in his care and two of them died, Scotch Plains Police Department Chief Ted Conley, Plainfield Police Director Lisa Burgess, and acting ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Chief justice rules that with courtrooms closed by pandemic for 11 ...

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TRENTON, NJ –The New Jersey Department of Homeland Security issued an alert to the public on Tuesday warning of the distribution of false information related to the COVID-19 vaccine.  “Various actors, including state and non-state entities, are leveraging pandemic fears and knowledge gaps to ...

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