Bomb-Making Chemicals, Sen. Sues Hometown Top State News
Fatal Garden State Parkway accident, student accused of college dorm fire also make headlines.
Assault rifles and a large quantity of materials used to make bombs was found in the Ridgewood home of Roberto Rivera, 60, on Saturday, according to police. Rivera, a New York doctor, was charged with recklessly creating a risk of widespread injury or damage. FBI agents said he was active in the Occupy Wall Street movement.
State Sen. Stephen M. Sweeney is suing his hometown over what he labeled an unlawful arrangement in which a $13.1 million settlement payment was made to Sunoco, the owner of the Eagle Point refinery, for tax appeals. In exchange for the payment, Sunoco made a $750,000 donation to the township to pay for a pair of new fire trucks.
A 23-year-old Bloomfield man was pronounced dead on the scene of an Irvington exit on the Garden State Parkway on Nov. 11 after losing control of his vehicle and crashing, according to state police. His 27-year-old passenger was also killed.
80-foot Norway spruce was cut from a Mount Olive man's property and made its way to New York City for the holiday season.
Toms River Mayor Thomas Kelaher told the public this week that he is not yet sure how beachfront sections of the town will be rebuilt and spoke of the challenges property owners may face from the destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy.
An 18-year-old student at the College of St. Elizabeth in Florham Park was charged with arson for allegedly setting two rolls of toilet paper on fire Wednesday night in a dorm bathroom on campus.
An Ocean City man was sentenced to six months in prison Friday after U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said he plead guilty in June to providing ammunition to Nicodemo Scarfo Jr. and Sal Pelullo. Pelullo and Scarfo are main defendants in a 25-count racketeering case.
The Richard Stockton College Student Senate is planning to vote on whether Chick-fil-A should be allowed to continue operating its restaurant on campus. The students began questioning the issue after controversial remarks were made regarding gay marriage this summer by the company's president.
Former Gloucester Township councilwoman Crystal Evans was arrested Thursday after police alleged she made hundreds of phone calls to Angela Deluca and went uninvited to her home.
Princeton police released a sketch of a man believed to have been involved in the abduction of an 8-year-old boy last month.
New Brunswick police are still investigating the shooting death of Joshua Negron, 24, on Monday. Police believe he was targeted by his shooter.
Two Neptune men were indicted on eight separate charges relating to a home invasion and subsequent murder of Michael Conway in 2011.
Celestine Kreitzer died from hypothermia the day after the storm made landfall in New Jersey.