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Murphy Announces Plans to Close Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women Amid Investigation of Use of Excessive Force

June 7, 2021

CLINTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday his plan to close the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, the state's only women's correctional facility, following an investigation into a violent attack on prisoners in January.

Murphy's administration released an investigative report Monday that was prepared by former state comptroller Matt Boxer and law firm Lowenstein ...

East Brunswick Doctor Barred from Practice after Over-Prescribing Opioids

NEWARK, NJ  – As of today, Alexander Kulischenko, an internist with a practice in East Brunswick, is permanently barred from practicing medicine under a Consent Order filed by the Board this week. The Order also permanently revokes Kulischenko’s NJ CDS registration, which allowed him to prescribe controlled dangerous substances in New Jersey. 

Kulischenko is an ...

New Marijuana Laws Explained by Police Chief, Incoming President of NJ State Association of Police Chiefs

NEW JERSEY- Now that state lawmakers have passed measures to create a marketplace for recreational marijuana in New Jersey, the big challenge for local police departments is how to enforce these new regulations and to educate people about the seismic shift in thinking.

Sayreville Police Chief John Zebrowski addressed many of the issues and concerns during his presentation before ...

Brian Sicknick's Mother Pleads with Senate to Investigate Capitol Rebellion

SOUTH RIVER, NJ - Gladys Sicknick of South River, NJ, mother of deceased Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, is pleading with members of the United States Senate to open an investigation into the riot that took place on January 6, 2021.  She has requested a meeting with Senators to encourage their support of an investigation into the events that she believed led to the death of her ...

Supreme Court Affirms Trial Verdict of Michelle Lodzinski for 1991 Murder of Son

SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department announced Wednesday that the Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of a former South Amboy woman who was previously sentenced to serve 30 years in prison for the murder of her five-year-old son.

Timothy Wiltsey, whose partial remains were recovered in 1992, was ...

Allegations At Temple Accused of Human Trafficking 'Unfathomable' Says Governor Murphy

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy on Wednesday called allegations of human trafficking and labor abuse made against the  BAPS Temple in Robbinsville horrific and disturbing and indicated that individuals who may be victims are receiving medical care. 

Murphy's comments came a day after the FBI executed a court order action at the Temple following a class ...

Robbinsville Temple Faces Allegations of Human Trafficking, Forced Labor & Abuse in Workers' Class Action Lawsuit

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- Federal law enforcement officials descended on the BAPS Temple in Robbinsville on Tuesday to execute court orders on the property where workers say they were victims of human trafficking and labor abuse. Six plaintiffs have filed the lawsuit on behalf of approximately 200 other Indian nationals who claim they were forced labor and faced ...

Perth Amboy Mourns Veteran Patrolman’s Death

PERTH AMBOY -  City officials and police are mourning the loss of Patrolman Arcadio Rivera Jr., who died after suffering a medical emergency Wednesday that caused him to crash his personal vehicle while off-duty in the city's Harbortown section.

Authorities say Rivera, 54, a 26-year veteran cop, apparently lost control of his car at 7:30 pm Wednesday and hit several parked cars before ...

Correctional Police Officer from East Brunswick Faces Charges Related to Inmate Assault at Edna Mahan Facility

TRENTON, NJ - Following an event involving the of the excessive use of force and "assaultive conduct," Lt. Eddie Molina, 42, of East Brunswick, N.J. has been charged with Official Misconduct (Two Counts, 2nd Degree) and Tampering with Public Records or Information (3rd Degree) says a release from the office of New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir ...

Correctional Police Officer from East Brunswick Faces Charges Related to Inmate Assault at Edna Mahan Facility

TRENTON, NJ - Following an event involving the of the excessive use of force and "assaultive conduct," Lt. Eddie Molina, 42, of East Brunswick, N.J. has been charged with Official Misconduct (Two Counts, 2nd Degree) and Tampering with Public Records or Information (3rd Degree) says a release from the office of New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir ...

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How To Increase Customer Engagement

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The main goal of any advertising campaign is to engage with customers as effectively and often as possible. You want them to see your business and remember the name while creating a positive relationship with them.  Creating an engagement marketing strategy is how your business can stay at the forefront of your audience’s mind and generate business from them ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

June 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

Sayreville Chief Elected President Of New Jersey State Association Of Chiefs Of Police

June 14, 2021

SAYREVILLE, NJ –  John Zebrowski, a lifelong Sayreville resident, has dedicated his professional career to public service in his community – the last decade as its Chief of Police.

Beginning July 1, Zebrowski will have a broad, statewide role, as president of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP) for a one-year term. His main objective: Reducing the ...

New Brunswick Sees Jump In Number Of Residents Who Are Vaccinated, State Says

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 updates over the past several weeks have brought news that the city was at or near the bottom when it comes to percentage of residents who have been vaccinated.

Wednesday, however, the state’s statistics revealed that New Brunswick has seen a jump in the number of residents who have been vaccinated.

According to chart showing ...

Black Bear Spotted Wandering Near Rutgers Gardens In New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —  A black bear was spotted wandering the wilds of New Brunswick on Tuesday. The New Brunswick Police Department issued an alert on Tuesday after the bear was spotted near Rutgers Gardens and Ryders Lane.

The police are offering this advice if you spot a bear: Use caution and do not approach.

Although the sight of black bears - the largest land mammal in ...

Somerville Flag Day Festival Collecting Donations For US Troops

June 14, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Today is recognized as Flag Day in the United States, but the borough will wait until Friday, June 18 for its official celebration on the green surrounding the Historic Somerset County Courthouse.

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress:

"Resolved, That the flag of the ...

Columbia High School Student Dies In Shooting at Underhill Field, South Orange-Maplewood School District Says

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — A Columbia High School student has died following a shooting on Sunday night at Underhill Field, the South Orange-Maplewood School District has announced. Another student was wounded, according to an email sent to the district by Superintendent Dr. Ronald Taylor.

Names of the students involved have not been released.

“This inconceivable calamity is undoubtedly a ...

NJ State Police Seek Public Assistance Locating Missing 11-year-old Boy

FT. LEE, NJ - New Jersey State Police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a missing 11-year-old boy.

The New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit and Fort Lee Police Department are seeking the public's assistance with locating Aiden Kim, 11, of Fort Lee, N.J.

Aiden was last seen leaving his residence in the area of First Street at approximately 9:30 p.m.

NJ Human Services Announces $15 Million In Grants For Summer Youth Camps

June 14, 2021

Funds Can Help Providers Meet COVID Health & Safety Requirements & Provide Financial Assistance to Families

 

(TRENTON) – Human Services Acting Commissioner Sarah Adelman today announced $15 million in grants will be available for summer youth camps to help them meet health and safety protocols and provide financial assistance to eligible families.

“As ...

IRS offers information and resources in variety of multilingual and alternative formats

As part of an ongoing effort to increase multilingual outreach, the IRS offers tax information in multiple languages. IRS.gov pages have links to available translations on the right side, just below the title. Languages currently available include Spanish, Chinese simplified and traditional, Korean, Russian, Vietnamese and Haitian-Creole.

Taxpayers can also click on the language dropdown arrow ...

HUD Awards Nearly $27 Million in American Rescue Plan Funds for Emergency Housing Vouchers in New Jersey

NEW YORK, NY  – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge today announced the awarding of the first tranche of American Rescue Plan funds for Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHVs) for individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Specifically, HUD is awarding New Jersey $26,874,792 to cover the cost of 1,595 ...