Law & Justice

July 19, 2021

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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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick's Town Council has just passed an ordinance prohibiting the operation of any of the five classes of cannabis businesses within the township. This ordinance, in response to the legislation signed in January legalizing recreational cannabis, does not stop the ...

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RAHWAY and HIGHLAND PARK, NJ — On Monday, July 12, Karen Uyar, the mother of Yasemin Uyar, the 24-year-old Rahway resident authorities believe was abducted by her son's father and later killed in Tennessee, spoke to the media during a short press conference. On Friday, July 9, an Amber Alert was ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Superior Court of New Jersey has denied an appeal by a former volunteer leader at the Eternal Life Christian Center Church in Franklin Township who is currently serving a five-year sentence for criminal sexual contact with a minor. The Appellate Division supports the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - A Middlesex County man has admitted to fraudulently accepting loans from the Payment Protection Program (PPP),  which is designed to provide forgivable loans to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Bernard Lopez, age 40, pleaded guilty by video conference to ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - A man from the Bronx was sentenced to five years in New Jersey State Prison for stealing over $140,000 from eight older residents in 2020, according to the New Jersey Attorney General’s office. Osvaldo Thomas, age 41, pleaded guilty to charges of theft by deception in the ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - In a live-streamed event, Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccione, the Middlesex County Association of Chiefs of Police and the NAACP discussed the state’s revised use of force policy for law enforcement. Officials summarized the new guidelines and explained how they ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Christopher Joseph Quaglin of North Brunswick, NJ has been arrested and charged by the United States Department of Justice for his involvement in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the United States Capitol.  Quaglin faces charges that include Assaulting, Resisting or ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Law enforcement use-of-force data, including statistics from South Brunswick, is now publicly available as part of a new statewide dashboard that debuted Tuesday. The Use of Force Dashboard tracks more than 3,000 New Jersey use-of-force cases from October through February ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka is facing allegations of a ‘culture of retaliation’ against an officer who attempted to report misconduct. According to a lawsuit, Officer Ricardo Moreira was suspended and ostracized from the department for acting under CEPA ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - Capitol Police Officer and South River native Brian Sicknick lost his life following the savage attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.  He was one of three police officers who were sprayed with chemicals used to repel animals in the wild.  One officer had minor ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - Capitol Police Officer and South River native Brian Sicknick lost his life following the savage attack on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.  He was one of three police officers who were sprayed with chemicals used to repel animals in the wild.  One officer had minor ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday announced he will nominate Rockaway Township native Rachel Wainer Apter to serve as an Associate Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Wainer Apter, 40, previously served as a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Murphy spoke of ...

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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 – Parents may be surprised by some of the new rules put in place by the marijuana law signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Feb. 22, 2021.  The new law strips parents’ right to know if their child has been caught with pot or booze. The new law allows for possession of up to six ounces of ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka recently expressed concerns regarding the new rules about underaged possesion of marijuana, saying that he disagrees with provisions which forbid police from informing parents, in a message submitted to the South Brunswick ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The South Brunswick Police Department is warning residents to be aware of fraudulent emails, texts and phone calls following numerous reported incidents of fraud in the township. Some residents were wary of the scheme and were able to back out of it, others lost a ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Superior Court of New Jersey had denied an appeal to overturn the sentence of John A. Wells, a man who was arrested by South Brunswick and North Brunswick police in 2014 for two consecutive robberies. Mr. Wells was sentenced to 15 consecutive years in 2018 on a count of ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County authorities announced the arrest and charging of 22 individuals in an international human trafficking and prostitution organization in and around Bergen County it was announced by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella in a Thursday afternoon virtual press ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A former New Brunswick High School vice principal has filed a discrimination lawsuit in Middlesex County Superior Court against the Board of Education and others, claiming she was terminated because of her race and age. Rene Edghill Smith, 60, who is Black and lives in the ...

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