Thousands of dollars in synthetic marijuana seized from Elizabeth store, apartment

UNION COUNTY — An Elizabeth man is facing multiple drug charges after thousands of dollars’ worth of synthetic marijuana was seized from his home and the convenience store where he worked, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced yesterday. Shabib Al Ramadina, a 39-year-old Jordanian national, is charged with two second-degree drug offenses, two third-degree drug offenses, and a […]

NJDOT announces travel options to prepare motorists for upcoming closure of Pulaski Skyway

TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Transportation officials announced yesterday the details of a plan to accommodate motorists who will not be able travel on the Pulaski Skyway northbound lanes for approximately two years starting in March 2014 while the bridge deck is replaced. The Department is encouraging motorists to become familiar with the alternate routes […]

Eight charged, including two from Roselle Park, with participating in identity theft ring that stole $155,500

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John Hoffman announced today that eight people, including a former bank teller, have been charged with participating in an identity theft ring that used account information stolen from customers of TD Bank to steal more than $150,000 at bank branch offices in New Jersey. The eighth defendant was arrested today. […]

Garretson wins the day to become mayor of Hillside in run-off election

HILLSIDE – Although Mayor Joe Menza was hoping to receive the support of voters in a run-off mayoral election yesterday against Councilwoman Angela Garretson, it failed to materialize. Garretson’s supporters converged on the polls, ushering her into the mayor’s seat by a margin of 380 votes. The special election was held after the general election […]

Authorities investigating shooting of off-duty police officer in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH — A police officer is recovering from injuries sustained after being shot in Elizabeth, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park announced today. The 32-year-old officer with the South Plainfield Police Department, who was off duty at the time of the incident, was rushed to a local hospital at approximately 2 a.m. after being shot outside the Jersey […]