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.
PISCATAWAY — A 71-year-old cab driver has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting two girls in separate incidents between 1995 and 2002, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief Richard Ivone of the Piscataway Police Department announced today.
NEWARK – Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Thomas R. Calcagni, Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, today led a group of statewide public health and safety partners in announcing the launch of “Project Medicine Drop” – an important component in the division’s campaign to halt the diversion and abuse of prescription drugs.
MOUNTAINSIDE — A long winter’s walk in the falling snow. A chance encounter with an old groundskeeper soon to retire.