NJ Division of Consumer Affairs obtains $130,000 settlement with Morris County Work-At-Home Company and its owner

NEWARK – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs announced yesterday that a $130,000 settlement with a Mendham-based company the State sued as part of “Operation Empty Promises,” a nationwide crackdown on work-at-home scams. “This settlement should serve as a clear cautionary note to consumers,” Hoffman said. “When an […]

Somerset County man sentenced to 50 years for kidnapping, sexual assault in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH — A Somerset County man has been sentenced to 50 years in state prison for the 2009 kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault of a woman in Elizabeth, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced today. Donald Andrews, 43, whose last known address was in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards, must serve at least […]

Roselle man charged with posing as owner of foreclosed homes in order to rent them to tenants

ROSELLE — A Roselle man is charged with posing as the owner of two foreclosed borough homes in order to rent them to tenants, then collecting thousands of dollars in rent payments during the course of more than six months, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced yesterday. Barton K. Hodge, 37, is charged with […]

62 Sustainable Jersey grants awarded to New Jersey municipalities

TRENTON – Sustainable Jersey recently announced that $380,000 has been awarded through the Sustainable Jersey Small Grants program. Sixty-two grants will be accepted by New Jersey towns for sustainability projects at the Annual Sustainable Jersey Awards Luncheon on Nov. 19, at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities conference in Atlantic City. The program is […]

Union police seek public’s help regarding investigation into fatal accident

UNION — At about 9:55 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 15, Carlos Gonzalez Ospina, formerly of Elizabeth and currently a Washington State resident, was thrown from his motorcycle on North Avenue in Union near the Elizabeth border, according to Union Police Lt. Robert Christie, who is coordinating the investigation. Ospina, 30, was pronounced dead at the […]

Granados becomes newest freeholder as democrats fill Sullivan vacancy

UNION COUNTY — Sergio Granados, an Elizabeth resident, has become the newest Union County Freeholder, filling a vacancy on the Board. Granados assumes Sullivan’s vacant Freeholder spot, which expires at the end of December this year. Sullivan resigned last month, creating the vacancy. Granados was sworn in Thursday night after being selected on Tuesday by […]

Newark man charged in 19-count indictment in multiple armed robberies

NEWARK – A federal grand jury  returned a 19-count indictment against a Newark man Wednesday morning in connection with a series of commercial establishment robberies in Union, Essex and Bergen counties, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Jamar Darby (a/k/a Rhino) 26, is charged with one count of conspiring to commit a Hobbs Act robbery, […]

Plainfield-based gang allegedly supported the enterprise with murder, extortion, plots to kill witnesses and a law enforcement officer

NEWARK – Three former leaders of a New Jersey branch of the violent international street gang “La Mara Salvatrucha” – including its founding member – are charged with racketeering and murder in an indictment that also charges 11 other alleged members of the gang with related crimes, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced yesterday. Santos […]