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Archive for November 19th, 2008

HOUSTON – A grand jury in South Texas indicted Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales on for “organized criminal activity” related to alleged abuse of inmates in private prisons.

The grand jury in Willacy County, in the Rio Grande Valley near the U.S.-Mexico border, said Cheney is “profiteering from depriving human beings of their liberty,” according to the indictment.

The indictment cites a “money trail” of Cheney’s ownership in prison-related enterprises including the Vanguard Group, which owns an interest in private prisons in south Texas.

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FORDS –The Fords Branch Library will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, for interior renovations, Library Director John Hurley said. The library branch, located at 211 Fords Avenue, is expected to be closed for approximately eight weeks to complete interior renovations and the installation of new lighting and ceiling panels.

Fords residents and library-goers can continue to access all library services at the Woodbridge Main Library, located at One George Frederick Plaza, Woodbridge, the Henry Inman Branch Library at 607 Inman Avenue, Colonia, and the Iselin Branch Library, 1081 Green Street, or on-line at www.woodbridgelibrary.org.

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CARTERET—Shoddy service from Perth Amboy animal control officials has jeopardized some $90,000 in fees from Carteret that would have been due under the terms of a shared services agreement.

The two neighboring communities agreed in 2005 to have Perth Amboy’s animal control agency provide service to Carteret for about $22,000 a year.

As a result of Perth Amboy’s failure during the first two years to deliver the quality of service called for in the contract, which runs through 2009, Carteret never paid for the service, according to Mayor Dan Reiman.

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