TRENTON – New Jersey’s employment fell in March, with the largest losses occurring in the public sector. The state’s March unemployment rate fell by 0.1 percentage point to 9.8 percent and remained above the national rate of 9.7 percent.
EDISON—Mayor Antonia Ricigliano’s “B-Free Initiative” kick’s off this month in an effort to promote Hepatitis B testing and vaccination among Edison residents.
STATE – After listening to public input at a series of hearings last month, New Jersey Transit is considering an increase of just ten percent on certain bus and light rail fares, instead of the 25 percent hike in had originally proposed.
CRANFORD—The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened a Disaster Recovery Center today at Cranford Borough Hall, 8 Springfield Avenue, to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by the storms and flooding of mid-March.
CARTERET—The borough will receive a $500,000 grant from the Middlesex County Open Space Trust Fund to facilitate the reconstruction of Carteret’s Sullivan Field baseball facilities, Mayor Dan Reiman Middlesex County Freeholder Ronald G. Rios announced.
CRANFORD – Union County College has narrowed its search for a new president to three finalists, the college announced Monday. The college’s presidential search committee named two external candidates, Dr. Marie Gnage and Dr. Margaret McMenamin, and one internal candidate, Dr. Wallace Smith.
UNION COUNTY — A virulent anti-establishment sentiment among Democratic primary voters could take a real toll on some political insiders backed by the county political machine. There is a slate running under the slogan “Democrats for Change” headed by Union County Sheriff candidate Charles E. Mitchell Sr., with Lisa McCormick of Rahway seeking the Democratic nomination for County Clerk and three freeholder candidates, Carmen Southward of Linden, Janet V. Reynolds of Roselle and Elcy Castillo-Ospina of Elizabeth.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A corrections officer at East Jersey State Prison pleaded guilty today to supplying cell phones to an inmate, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
SAYREVILLE—The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened a Disaster Recovery Center today at the Sayreville Senior Center, 423 Main Street, 3rd Floor, to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by the storms and flooding of mid-March.
PLAINSBORO — A Plainsboro man has been arrested on charges of luring two girls, ages 6 and 4, to his apartment, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Plainsboro Police Chief Richard Furda announced today.