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Ex-Schools Chief Gets 11 Years for Corruption, Fatal Helicopter Crash Top State News

Other top stories this week include the arrest of Trenton Mayor Tony Mack, TLC's 'Cake Boss' opening a bakery in Ridgewood and a concert promoter reportedly suing rapper Nas.

A federal judge sentenced the disgraced former superintendent of Toms River Regional, Michael J. Ritacco, to 135 months – just over 11 years – in prison for his role in a complex kickback and bribery scheme.

A man was killed Saturday afternoon after the small helicopter he was piloting crashed in a cornfield in West Windsor, police said.

Mayor Tony F. Mack, Raphiel Mack and Joseph A. "JoJo" Giorgianni were charged in connection with a plan to extort payments of more than $100,000.

The Morris Plains concert promoter who was trapped in Angola for 49 days on fraud accusations after rapper Nas didn't appear for a series of New Year's Eve shows is planning to sue the performer, according to a report.

 will be setting up shop in Ridgewood's downtown. Buddy and his "Cake Boss" crew are eyeing a late November opening for the 3,300 square foot bakery.

A more than 100-foot-tall oak tree snapped and fell onto a Pine Brook home Saturday night, puncturing the ceiling of the bedroom where one resident was laying in bed.

Lukoil Gas Stations Across NJ Hike Prices Above $8 to Protest Parent Company Pricing

A few of the local gas stations that participated in Wednesday's protest include:

Nacip Pires of Newark was sentenced to 46 months in prison Thursday for overseeing an operation that brought hundreds of illegal immigrants into the country, including women who became strippers at bars in Newark, US Attorney Paul Fishman said.

Two occupants of a car that was involved in a high-speed chase with the Tinton Falls police late Wednesday night are dead after a crash in the borough.

Two men who shot a Wayne police officer during a Route 23 gas station robbery in 2010 were each sentenced Monday to more than 170 years in prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced on Monday.

John Smith September 16, 2012 at 11:13 AM
Wayne Township is next. There are rumors of widespread corruption because the budget is so over-inflated. Recently, a citizen filed a lawsuit for intentional over-assessment of the Wayne Township properties, so that these crooks collect more money from the homeowners.
charlotte September 16, 2012 at 01:04 PM
John Smith....do you have the name of the lawyer?

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