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What will happen after 3rd mistrial for alleged Trenton killer?

Three juries haven't been able to make up their mind about Shaheed Brown, the alleged killer of 20-year-old Enrico Smalley Jr. in 2014. His third trial ended last Thursday, with another hung jury -- and now the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office is deciding how to proceed.


With Murphy staffer scandal, abolish school agency | Editorial

In no way should the following editorial diminish the horror of the alleged rape of state employee Katie Brennan by Albert J. Alvarez, or the way that Gov. Phil Murphy's administration shamefully rewarded Alvarez with a key state job, despite Brennan's on-the-record sexual assault allegations. Both had been working at the time on Murphy's 2017 campaign team.


Teen struck by vehicle while running across West Windsor road

A 14-year-old Plainsboro boy suffered serious injuries when he was struck by a car on Clarksville Road in West Windsor Tuesday night, township police said. The teen was hit at about 8:50 p.m. when he ran across Clarksville Road at the entrance of Windsor Athletic Center.


Wine online? Group wants to uncork e-commerce Out-of-state wineries...

Out-of-state wineries announce an effort to pass legislation that would allow New Jerseyans to purchase wine online without restrictions. Wineries want to make it easier for NJ residents to buy bottle of wine online Out-of-state wineries announce an effort to pass legislation that would allow New Jerseyans to purchase wine online without restrictions.


Judge who told rape victim to 'close your legs' defends himself in court

A family court judge in Ocean County testified Wednesday that when he told an alleged rape victim during a hearing that she could have avoided forced sexual contact by "closing her legs," it was meant to nudge her to come forward with additional details about the incident. Judge John F. Russo Jr., who earns a salary of $165,000, was placed on paid administrative leave on May 18, 2017, and is now facing four counts of judicial misconduct .


Man accused of trying to lure child into his Porsche set free with ankle monitor

At a detention hearing Wednesday, a Mercer County Superior Court judge released from custody a man accused of trying to lure a 5-year-old girl into his car earlier this month. He was arrested Oct. 12 for allegedly approaching a 5-year-old girl a few days prior in a black Porsche in the Prospect Village apartments in Trenton.


Eliminate roadblocks faced by those who need mental-health services | Editorial

Waiting times for medical appointments were interminable. Transportation to treatment was spotty, and often the only recourse in times of crisis was a trip to the nearest emergency room.


Editorial: Crisis of confidence brewing in Murphy administration The...

The administration finds itself wading through one muddy, ugly personnel foul-up after another. How can we expect Murphy to lead 9 million people? Editorial: A crisis of confidence brewing in Murphy administration The administration finds itself wading through one muddy, ugly personnel foul-up after another.


State trooper K-9 sniffs out $140K worth of heroin in car, cops say

A Trenton man was arrested and charged last week after authorities allegedly found him with $140,000 worth of heroin in his car, the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office said Tuesday. Detectives with the prosecutor's countywide Narcotics Task Force received a tip that Erik Pinto-Polanco, 39, would be moving a large amount of heroin last Friday night, the prosecutor's office said in a statement.


Hearing set for judge accused of improper comment to victim

A New Jersey judge accused of asking a woman in court why she didn't "close her legs" to stop a sexual assault will have his own hearing this week. A committee on judicial conduct in Trenton will consider the case of state Superior Court Judge John Russo on Wednesday.


15 basic questions about the sex assault scandal consuming Gov. Murphy's office

In the first ethical test of his governorship, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy 's administration has been rocked by allegations that a senior staffer raped a woman while he worked for Murphy's campaign last year. Katie Brennan, chief of staff of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, on Sunday publicly accused Albert J. Alvarez of sexually assaulting her last spring.


More trouble for Murphy hires: Aide was part of investigation

Phil Murphy paid Derrick Green $2 million during his campaign for the same type of work that was investigated in Bermuda Murphy hired campaign aide who was part of investigation into secret Bermuda bank account Phil Murphy paid Derrick Green $2 million during his campaign for the same type of work that was investigated in Bermuda Check out this story on northjersey.com: https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/watchdog/2018/10/15/phil-murphy-campaign-derrick-green-investigation-jetgate-bermuda-bank-accounts/1643801002/ Gov. Phil Murphy announces the findings of a long-awaited audit of the troubled NJ Transit agency during a press conference at the NJ Transit train station in Metuchen on 10/09/18.


Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust of NJ Buys Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, Booking Holdings ...

Trenton, NJ, based Investment company Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust of NJ buys Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, Booking Holdings Inc, Navistar International Corp, Liberty SiriusXM Group, Electronic Arts Inc, athenahealth Inc, Altaba Inc, Zoetis Inc, Salesforce.com Inc, Synchrony Financial, sells CVS Health Corp, Activision Blizzard Inc, Synopsys Inc, EOG Resources Inc, Express Scripts Holding Co during the 3-months ended 2018-09-30, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust of NJ. As of 2018-09-30, Supplemental Annuity Collective Trust of NJ owns 196 stocks with a total value of $242 million.


Sarah Dash, Original & Founding Member of Labelle, Shares 'A...

Ms. Sarah Dash will premiere her new show, A Tribute To Aretha Franklin: The Queen Of Soul, in three cities this November. This special concert celebration will feature Sarah Dash singing All The Great Aretha Franklin Classics , and telling inside stories of her friendship with The Queen.


Drugmakers to disclose prices for medicines advertised on TV

In this July 10, 2018, file photo bottles of medicine ride on a belt at the Express Scripts mail-in pharmacy warehouse in Florence, N.J. On Monday, Oct. 15, the industry's largest trade group announced that dozens of drugmakers will start disclosing the prices for U.S. prescription drugs advertised on TV. The prices won't actually be shown in the TV commercials but the advertisement will include a website where the list price will be posted.


Donohue - " - Gandy Spells Relief for Middle Taxpayers'

I'm proud to endorse Ike Gandy for Middle Township Committee and together with many of my friends and supporters, I'm working hard to win this election. Why? It's pretty simple.


Monday commute mess: Route 1&9 closure, NJ Transit schedule changes

A fatal crash around 2:15 a.m. between a truck cab and a car on northbound Routes 1&9, at Pleasant Avenue in Linden, closed the road in both directions between Avenue C and West Grand Avenue, according to Linden Police, who at 6 a.m. expected the road to be closed for several more hours. The two occupants of the car were both taken to Newark University Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.



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