Package theft a concern

By JENNIFER ORTIZ and KENNY WALTER Staff Writers STAFF PHOTGRAPHER ERIC SUCAR The theft of packages delivered to doorsteps is becoming a bigger problem as more and more people shop online for their Christmas gifts. Woodbridge Police Capt. Roy Hoppock said package theft has become a growing issue, and there are very few ways to …

Retired Edison police officer indicted on theft charges

EDISON — A grand jury in Middlesex County has indicted a retired Edison police captain on charges of illegally using sick leave to collect about $38,000 from the township while working at another job. Natale A. Fresco, 60, of Edison was charged with two counts of second-degree official misconduct, one count of third-degree theft and …

Spicuzzo released from prison after serving two of nine-year sentence

By JENNIFER AMATO Staff Writer Former Middlesex County Sheriff Joseph Spicuzzo has been released from jail. Spicuzzo was sentenced in 2013 to nine years in prison for running a jobs-for-cash scheme that yielded him approximately $112,000 in bribes from those seeking positions or promotions in the sheriff’s department, Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman said …

Woodbridge Police Dept. appoints five new police officers to ranks

Woodbridge Police Department announces appointment of five to officers to patrol ranks. (l-r) Police Officer Nicholas James Errico: Police Officer Christopher Rendeiro Esteves: Police Officer Joseph William Russyk: Police Officer Michael Joseph Hart: Police Officer Matthew Edward Dougherty. Mayor John E. McCormac has announced the appointment of five new police officers to the ranks of …

Nutcracker ‘sweet’

Donna Barnes plays Mother Gigoné during a dress rehearsal for the Nutcracker at Ms. Doreen’s Fabulous Feet School of Dance studio in Metuchen on Dec. 13. Victoria Silverman plays the Dew Drop duriing a dress rehearsal for the Nutcracker. Above: The Taffy Clowns watch and learn. Below: Miranda McNab goes through her routine. Doreen Padilla, …

Precious package recovered for Edison family

By JACQUELINE DURETT Correspondent EDISON—When an irreplaceable package was stolen last month from outside resident Karen Delmonaco’s residence, the police told her that the chances of recovering what was inside — quilts made from her late son’s T-shirts — were slim. However, on Dec. 8, Lyndhurst police recovered the quilts following a tip from the …