LINDEN—Linden has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to community forestry. It is the sixth year Linden has received this national recognition.
ELIZABETH – Authorities are conducting a manhunt for an inmate who escaped from Union County Jail just after midnight today.
ELIZABETH—Otis Blunt and Jose Espinosa, the two men who escaped from the Union County Jail in December 2007, are scheduled to be sentenced on Friday morning before Union County Superior Court Judge Joseph P. Donohue.
FANWOOD – The Fanwood Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Tri-County Red Cross will host a joint training drill on Sunday, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Fanwood’s Forest Road Park.
ATLANTA, Ga. – Gov. Jon Corzine has a 54 percent disapproval rating and trails Republican challenger Christopher Christie by 12 percent in a new poll conducted by Strategic Vision, LLC, an Atlanta-headquartered public relations and public affairs agency.
ELIZABETH—Elizabeth High School celebrated its last commencement ceremony as the largest high school in the State of New Jersey Monday evening.
MILLBURN—Rahway High School claimed four Rising Star Awards at a ceremony held at the Paper Mill Playhouse on Tuesday, June 16.
STATE—A New Jersey police officer was captured on surveillance videotape throwing a mentally disturbed man to the ground, punching at his face and ribs, slamming him against a squad car, and hitting him several times with a baton.
ELIZABETH—The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services announced Friday that a Union County man died of H1N1 Flu. This was the fourth death of a New Jersey resident with novel H1N1 influenza.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—County officials tested a new model for the County Public Health Department’s Pharmaceutical Distribution Program, which would be used during mass emergency situations.