Sunday, February 17, 2013
Other top stories include an unborn baby killed in a car accident and a woman who admitted to a fatal scissor stabbing.
Two top officials of the East Orange Water Commission (EOWC), which serves South Orange, have been charged with manipulating water test results, according to Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa. An expectant mother lost her baby after she was struck while driving on Route 206 in Chester Township Tuesday afternoon, the Morris County Prosecutor's Office said. Manuel Rodriguez, 50, of New Brunswick and Bennie Haynes, 53, of Dayton, a former U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, pleaded guilty for their roles in one of the nation’s largest and longest running stolen identity refund fraud schemes, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced on Monday. A West Deptford woman pleaded guilty this week to stabbing a man in the neck with scissors and stealing …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Other top stories this week include a dentist charged in a multi-million dollar Medicaid scam and a rough week for the commissioner of the Northwest Bergen County Utilities Authority.
A Pine Hill Middle School teacher, soccer coach and former councilman was indicted on 92 counts of child abuse, including sexual assault and child pornography, authorities announced Wednesday. A fifth-grade West Orange teacher was arrested Thursday morning on charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to officials at the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. The tragic tale of a 22-year-old aspiring fashion designer who took her own life by jumping from the George Washington Bridge on Wednesday —allegedly a victim of bullying, according to the NY Post — has attracted widespread attention on social networking sites. A dentist from Livingston accused in a scam that bilked more than $5.5M from Medicaid over six…
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Other top stories this week include a man fatally shot by an arrow and an Indiana man who allegedly drove to Mahwah for sex with a 15-year-old he met online.
A Teaneck man accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death and smothering her 5-year-old daughter after the child witnessed her mother's murder Monday pleaded not guilty at a packed state Superior Court hearing in Hackensack Thursday. A husband and wife, both Fairleigh Dickinson University employees, were found dead Monday morning. Later that day, the deaths were ruled a murder and a suicide, respectively. A Berlin Borough resident is accused of killing another man by shooting him in the stomach with an arrow. An Indiana man is in prison Wednesday charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a minor after he drove more than 10 hours to Mahwah to have sexual relations with a 15-year-old township girl he met online, Police …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Alleged armed kidnapping of 71-year-old woman, firefighter admits to arson and a Newark teen allegedly points shotgun at a police officer also among top headlines.
Tyrik S. Haynes, 19, of Middletown, is being held at the county jail on $1 million bail after being charged with first-degree attempted murder and weapons offenses by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office. Haynes is accused of stabbing a Keansburg woman 12 times at the Middletown Bed, Bath and Beyond on Thursday. A reputed local mobster known as "Papa Smurf" could face nearly two centuries in prison after he was charged Wednesday with conspiring to grab control of the waste management industry in New York and New Jersey. The mob-targeted federal sweep netted a dozen others. Ramsey resident Carmine Franco, 77, is a known associate of the Genovese Crime Family, federal law enforcement officials said. Two East Rutherford residents are …
Friday, January 18, 2013
“To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” -Theodore Roosevelt
School is about teaching more than English, math and science. It is also about building character, modeling behavior and nurturing all children. “What we do today and what we do after today honors the children of Newtown, but more importantly it honors the children in our schools today,” said Dr. Maurice Elias, director of clinical training at the Rutgers University Department of Psychology, a nationally recognized expert in community and preventive psychology and school intervention. Elias was the keynote speaker at a New Jersey School Boards Association forum, “Safe and Secure Schools: Perspectives after Newtown,” at The College of New Jersey on Friday morning. Hundreds of parents, educators, school board members and law enforcement …
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Monmouth U., Brookdale and Georgian Court also closed
Due to weather conditions, Ocean County College in Toms River is closed Monday and Tuesday. Also, Georgian Court University, in Lakewood, and Brookdale Community College, in Middletown, will be closed on Monday and Tuesday. "If possible, residents should vacate on Sunday," Georgian Court states on its website. Monmouth University is also closed Monday and Tuesday. Ocean County College officials said they will decide tomorrow whether to close. The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Atlantic Cape Community College are closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Rowan University, and Rider University are also closing Monday and Tuesday. An open house at Rider on Sunday is canceled. Rutgers University is still open; its website does not …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Search our interactive database to see how much your neighbors gave to Obama and Romney.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Patch has created an interactive database so you can see how much your neighbors are donating to the presidential campaign—and to which candidate they’re writing their checks. We’ve included communities across New Jersey, so if you want to see what the campaign contributions in nearby towns are like, go right ahead. The information in the database was downloaded from the Federal Election Commission’s website. The data is based on quarterly reports, and is current through July. The data will be updated in mid-October.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
New Jersey's governor is giving his State of the State address, outlining his goals for 2012.
Governor Chris Christie delivered his "State of the State Address" to the 215th Session of the Legislature and New Jersey residents at 3 p.m. Tuesday. In his address, Christie outlined his goals for the coming year and what he has accomplished his first two years in office. In his speech, he touched on hot button issues of education and pension reform and called for a 10 percent state income tax cut. For more details on Christie's speech, read our wrap-up article here. Patch live blogged the speech from 2:30 to about 5 p.m. You can read the minute-by-minute updates with commentary from Huffington Post Political Reporter John Celock in the attached blog. If you missed the live chat and want to leave a comment, please do in the comment …
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Handlin gives practical advice to public and small business owners interested in lobbying their government.
MANALAPAN - New Jersey Assemblywoman Amy Handlin gave out the keys to unlock government doors to anyone who came to listen at Monmouth County Library headquarters Sunday afternoon. Handlin, who represents District 13 (which includes Holmdel and Middletown), presented her new book "Be Your Own Lobbyist: How to Give Your Small Business Big Clout with State and Local Government", though her talk was more informative than promotional in nature. "For about 20 years, I've been helping small businesspeople and citizens who are completely frustrated with government, whether it's government in their town, or government in their county, or government in the state, or government at the federal level," said Handlin. "They find it extremely confusing, …
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Marlboro 4, Manasquan 1. First cup championship in Mustangs ice hockey program. Dorfschneider nets 2, including game-winner.
RED BANK - Scorn transformed into jubilation Saturday night as the Marlboro Mustangs traded in their dunce caps for a crown, trampling over the Manasquan Warriors with a 4-1 victory in the Shore Conference's Dowd Cup Final at Red Bank Armory. The championship marks Marlboro ice hockey's first, acheived in only their third year as a program. Junior Michael Dorfschneider scored two goals for the Mustangs, including the game-winner, and senior Geoff Liter posted a three point night with a goal and two assists. Connor Grogan scored the lone goal for Manasquan. "All year we set out to win this game," said Dorfschneider. "Not any other games than this one, and it feels great to finally finish our goal and win the Dowd Cup." Cast into the …