Kids Kingdom Traveling Jubilee Comes To Rahway

RAHWAY – The Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal’s Kids Kingdom Traveling Jubilee will bring an afternoon of entertainment and activities for children to Rahway River Park off St. Georges Avenue in Rahway on Saturday, July 9, from 1 to 6 p.m.

Community Calendar

Blood Drive • July 9 from 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. & July 10 from 11:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Jersey Gardens Outlet Mall, 651 Kapkowski Rd., Elizabeth, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.

Writer’s Block: Say Bye-Bye To Summer Vacation?

Some things are just destined to go down in flames. I’m starting to think that the time honored and much cherished summer vacation from school is one of them. As an educator, I don’t like this because I am so use to my life revolving around the traditional school calendar that I don’t think I could adjust to something new at this stage of the game. But, the writing’s on the wall.

NJ Senators Call For National Moment Of Remembrance For 9/11

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, New Jersey’s two senators and their colleagues from New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Virginia introduced a resolution that calls on Americans to come together as a nation for a Moment of Remembrance at 1 p.m. EDT on Sept. 11, 2011.

Raids Net 10 Alleged Members Of Plainfield Street Gang

PLAINFIELD – Nearly a dozen reputed members of the MS13 street gang were arrested or charged during a number of raids by law enforcement over the last several days, announced Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow. The alleged gang members lived and operated in Plainfield and are charged with a variety of crimes, including conspiracy to commit murder.

Former Sheriff’s Investigator Accused Of Helping Spicuzzo Collect Bribe

TRENTON – Another former Middlesex County sheriff’s investigator was arrested today on charges that he assisted former Sheriff Joseph C. Spicuzzo in collecting a bribe from an individual seeking a position in the sheriff’s office, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced.

NJ Is Getting Fatter, But Not Among Nation’s Most Obese

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Forty-two states have higher obesity rates than New Jersey, according to a new report from Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). New Jersey’s adult obesity rate is 24.1 percent.

AG Announces Reforms To Curtail Police Steroid Use

HAMILTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced a number of reforms designed to curtail the improper prescription, distribution, possession and usage of anabolic steroids, Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) among law enforcement personnel and state and local employees.