Law & Justice

December 11, 2020

WAYNE, NJ - An important hearing to determine if Wayne Township can regain control over future affordable housing developments has been postponed to Jan 6. Superior Court Judge, Thomas Brogan who presides over the case of Avalon Bay Communities Inc vs. Wayne Township stripped the Township of its ...

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ROXBURY, NJ – He lied to a clerk in Tennessee when he tried to get a driver’s license. That, according to Tennessee authorities, is what led to the arrest of Richard Allen Ziegler on charges of engaging in multiple sex acts with children in Roxbury almost four decades ago. They said the ...

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High rates of COVID-19 in prisons prompted the state to let thousands out of custody. 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. New ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Attorney General for the state of New Jersey, Gurbir Grewal, released two statements regarding the recent approval of the public question regarding legalizing marijuana in New Jersey. The first is a statement he made toward the public, and the second was in a letter addressed to ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Yesterday, Jeffrey A. Mulcahy, 58, of Wayne pleaded guilty to one count of assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm, according to a statement made by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. The incident occurred on September 2, 2019 near the Delaware Water Gap when ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A Wayne man involved in a fatal car crash on August 9 now faces several charges related to the October 21 incident that claimed the life of Gustavo Marte 58, Paterson, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announced ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Wayne resident and registered sex offender Robert Klemt will be going before U.S. Magistrate Judge, James B. Clark 111 this afternoon after being charged with one count of possession of child pornography, according to an announcement by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito. According to ...

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WAYNE, NJ – With a grant of $425,000 Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), will create new infant-toddler court teams in Passaic, Essex and Hudson Counties. These teams will serve children from birth to three years old in foster care or at risk of removal of their families.  ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Long before she became a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent nearly a decade in Newark as a professor at the School of Law–Newark, now Rutgers Law School. Ginsburg, 87, who died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer, worked at the law school from 1963 ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Crime hasn’t stopped during the coronavirus outbreak and neither have the law enforcement officers trying to fight it. “It’s been a time,” said Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes. “We had an election, COVID, protests and shooting sprees.” And in the midst of that, many ...

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Republican challenge also questions limits on what state can pay back 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. Arguments before the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - US District Judge Esther Salas released a video message two weeks after her son was killed and husband was shot multiple times during an attack at their North Brusnwick home. While barely holding back tears, she described the days before her son was killed and the moment when she heard ...

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Report predicts 300,000 New Jersey renters could be evicted for nonpayment in next four months 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, ...

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SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY -- An "anti-feminist" attorney found dead in New York’s Catskills on Monday is believed to have been the shooter of Federal Judge Esther Salas’ husband and son in North Brunswick Sunday evening, according to multiple published reports. A package or envelope addressed to Judge ...

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WAYNE, NJ – In support of the police, the military and President Trump a group of about 250 people marched peacefully down Valley Road on Saturday afternoon.  Dressed in red, white and blue, carrying signs and flags, the procession made its way down the sidewalks lining each side of Valley Road.

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TRENTON, NJ -   This week, the New Jersey Supreme Court released information concerning the New Jersey Courts Post-Pandemic Plan. According to a press release issued by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner and the Supreme Court, the courts will not be starting any new criminal jury trials just yet.

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WAYNE, NJ – A Wayne man who founded and owned a business consulting firm admitted today to orchestrating a multimillion-dollar bank fraud and securities fraud scheme operated through that firm, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Edward Espinal, 44, of Wayne, the chief executive officer of ...

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WAYNE, NJ - A Black Lives Matter protest, march and rally was held Saturday in the parking lot of the municipal building on Valley Road.  It was a peaceful gathering of a crowd that was estimated to be between 600 and 1,000 people.  A recap of the event can be found here This article is the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday said he intends to nominate Fabiana Pierre-Louis to the New Jersey Supreme Court — a historic move removing New Jersey from the list of 33 states without a black woman on their top courts.  “Justice cannot be blind if those who sit on our highest and most ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Though the day came close to 90 degrees, and a relentless sun made it feel hotter, a crowd estimated somewhere between 600 and 1,000 people gathered together all wearing black to participate in a Black Lives Matter protest, march and rally in Wayne on Saturday afternoon. For ...

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WAYNE, NJ - The George Floyd killing has sparked protests across the nation and across the globe.  On Saturday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m. a Black Lives Matter Protest and Rally will be held in Wayne as part of this global movement. The organizers of the Wayne event are all recent Wayne Hills and Wayne ...

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PARSIPPANY-TROY HILLS, NJ – A Parsippany woman ignored police warnings and continued to accept customers to her dog grooming business, a violation of Gov. Phil Murphy’s emergency orders relating to COVID-19, said authorities. The woman, Rita Lacis, 61, was charged with violating the emergency ...

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NEW JERSEY - In-person Superior Court proceedings scheduled for Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17 will be postponed, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner announced Sunday night. During that time, the Judiciary will prepare to shift to virtual participation for attorneys, litigants and all court ...

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NEW YORK – A 60-year-old Piscataway man who, after being released from prison moved into his daughter’s Sarah Lawrence College dorm room was arraigned in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday on sex trafficking, extortion, forced labor, conspiracy, money laundering and other charges, said Department ...

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