TRENTON – According to a report by PolitickerNJ, state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) will not seek re-election as Senate Majority Leader.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate unanimously approved a bill to collectively award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Montford Point Marines of World War II, including five from New Jersey.
CRANFORD – The Union County College Men’s Soccer Team will compete, as a member of the NJCAA Elite Eight, in the first round of the NJCAA National Championship at Herkimer County Community College in New York.
STATE — Veteran’s Day is Friday, Nov. 11 and New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center (NYBC) is calling upon the community to donate blood in recognition of our veterans, and in honor of those who currently serve to protect our country and freedom.
ELIZABETH – Competing in a field of 42, Elizabeth High School Marching Band won the United States Scholastic Band Association (USSBA) Group V State Championship on Saturday, Nov. 5, in Union. The marching band’s stellar performance earned them first place with 97.163, the highest score of the day.
SAYREVILLE — Two men were arrested and charged today in connection with the fatal beating of a 28-year-old Edison man who was killed in Sayreville, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department announced.
NEWARK – A private security guard contracted by NBA Properties, Inc., an affiliate of the National Basketball Association, was sentenced today to six months in prison and six months of home detention with electronic monitoring for making several hoax bomb threats to a Secaucus NBA Properties office, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
ROBBINSVILLE — Under new policies developed by the NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletics Association), in conjunction with the state Department of Education, student athletes who are home schooled or who elect to attend one of New Jersey’s approved Choice schools or school districts will now have the opportunity to participate in high school sports.
NEWTON – Gov. Chris Christie today toured Newton Medical Center and met with the Gordon family, whose two-month-old son, Dylan, is alive because of detection and treatment resulting from New Jersey’s first-in-the-nation law requiring newborns to be screened for life-threatening heart defects before leaving the hospital.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced today that he is co-sponsoring legislation to help New Jersey’s veterans get back to work. The “VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011” combines components in the President’s American Jobs Act and additional initiatives to boost employment opportunities for veterans.