New Jersey collects over $100M in criminal and civil actions

The District of New Jersey collected more than $100 million in criminal and civil actions in Fiscal Year 2015. Of the $102,476,557 amount, $64,631,183 was collected in criminal actions and $37,845,373 was collected in civil actions, according to a statement prepared by U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman. The District of New Jersey worked with other …

Red Cross asks for blood donations this holiday season

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to end the year with real meaning by donating blood for hospital patients in need. Holiday activities, severe weather and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can pull people away from their regular blood donation schedules. This creates a greater need for blood donations this time of year, especially …

End-of-year campaign targets drunk drivers

Local law enforcement agencies will be cracking down on drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs as part of the annual end-of-year “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” statewide campaign. Through Jan. 1, police officers will conduct saturation patrols and sobriety checkpoints looking for motorists who may be driving while intoxicated. The national effort endeavors to …

County auction nets more than $180K

The Monmouth County Board of Freeholders has announced that the county’s recent auction of surplus items generated $180,736, bringing the combined total of the county’s online surplus property auctions to $2,961,759. The county began conducting its surplus property auctions completely online in 2008, according to a press release. Surplus property from the county’s Division of …

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RICH GRAESSLE Middletown High School head football coach Steve Antonucci gets an ice bucket shower at the end of the NJSIAA Central Jersey, Group IV championship game won by Middletown South, 35-7, over Phillipsburg. The victory on Dec. 5 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford was the Eagles’ 10th state title and completed a perfect …

Greetings in the season

PHOTOS BY STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR Santa Claus, musicians and members of the public enjoy the annual Christmas tree and Menorah Lighting held at the Holmdel Town Hall on Dec. 3. The annual event included a performance by the Satz School band, the holiday lighting and a visit from Santa Claus.