ROBBINSVILLE – A civil rights and entertainment pioneer … a 10-time major league All-Star and Hall of Famer … a Negro leagues star who broke the color barrier in the American League. Each is among the 10 Garden State sporting luminaries inducted into the NJSIAA Bollinger Hall of Fame, class of 2011.
Over a decade ago, unwanted telemarketing calls plagued New Jersey. We remember sitting at home when a telemarketer would interrupt our family dinner. AARP fought for, and won, the adoption of the Do Not Call list, which became federal law.
PERTH AMBOY— The Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc. (PRAHD), the City of Perth Amboy and the Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission will host a Puerto Rican Discovery Day celebration this week, Mayor Wilda Diaz announced. All Perth Amboy residents and those of the surrounding communities are invited to commemorate Puerto Rico Discovery Day.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie is seeking a federal disaster declaration for 11 New Jersey counties sustaining damage as a result of a strong, unseasonable storm that brought early snow, heavy rain, and high winds to the state on Oct. 29. The storm’s conditions included high winds, rain, snow, and mixed freezing precipitation, coastal, stream and river flooding, downed trees and power lines, and associated widespread power outages.
STATE – New Jersey residents whose homes and properties sustained damage in Hurricane Irene have only two weeks left to register for assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The deadline is Nov. 30.
SAYREVILLE — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed the cleanup of the Sayreville Landfill Superfund site and removed it from the Superfund list of the country’s most hazardous waste sites.
NEWARK—A new study presented in November at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Meeting found that obese adolescents have an increased risk of sleep apnea or abnormal breathing during sleep.
MILLBURN — Paper Mill Playhouse will partner with Jersey Cares as a collection site for their winter coat drive. New and gently used coats can be brought during the run of Paper Mill Playhouse’s production of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” and the 2011 Holiday Village and Animated Light Spectacular, now through Dec. 24.
ROSELLE – A 23-year-old Elizabeth man who is a self-admitted gang member has been arrested in connection with a murder that happened in Roselle last week, authorities announced yesterday.
NEWARK – Joseph Passalaqua, member of an armed robbery crew that primarily targeted businesses and homes in Middlesex County, was sentenced today to more than 15 years in prison, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.