DOUBLE HOMICIDE NOT BELIEVED TO BE “RANDOM”

The investigation of the double homicide, which occurred in Hammonton almost two weeks ago, is ongoing, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel stated. Charges are close to being filed in the murder of Diana Patterson and her son, Ryan Patterson; however, it is not possible to indicate when this will occur. It is not believe to be random act of violence,…

STATE UNVEILS NEW SCHOOL GRADING SYSTEM

A new grading system has been introduced by the state regarding the state’s schools. The three levels are “focus schools,” “priority schools,” and “reward schools.” The three levels are from worst to best. Among other data points, the reports will include progress towards closing achievement gaps, comparison to “peer schools” with similar demographics, performance on…

U.S. ATTORNEY OUTLINES CASH SEIZURE FOR FISCAL YEAR

The U.S. Attorney’s office has announced its recent success. U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced that the District of New Jersey recovered $137,538,596.82 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 related to criminal and civil actions. Of this amount, $42,460,184.32 was collected in criminal actions and $95,078,412.50 was collected in civil actions. Additionally, the Office collected $13,971,219…