TRENTON – The Assembly is expected to vote on the controversial public worker pension and health benefit reform bill today. A handful of state Senate Democrats joined with the Republican minority to approve the legislation on Monday, so if the Assembly passes the bill it will head to the governor’s desk.
TRENTON – Legislation to include cheerleading in the student-athlete head injury safety training program has been released by the Assembly Education Committee.
HILLSIDE – An artist known for his paintings of hamburgers is launching a new venture to help food banks around the nation, including the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.
STATE — NJ Blood Services, which supplies blood products and services to 60 hospitals throughout the state, is in need of volunteers to work blood drives.
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ELIZABETH – Two Elizabeth men have been convicted of aggravated assault for beating a motorist while his car was stopped at a city intersection in 2009, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
FLORHAM PARK—Approximately a million fewer Americans will travel during the Independence Day holiday weekend, according to a AAA forecast released this week.
STATE – The New Jersey Education Association says that the pension and benefit reform bill heading for final passage tomorrow would leave retirees facing “crippling” cuts to their pensions.
WOODBRIDGE — On Tuesday, July 27, the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel will play host to RATFEST 2011, the most recent edition of WRAT 95.9 FM’s annual, day-long summertime rock blowout. This year, the concert will feature bands including Disturbed, Godsmack and Megadeth.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – An Army solider who grew up in Clark was killed in Afghanistan, the U.S. Department of Defense announced yesterday.