Achievement Is Up In Elizabeth Public High Schools

ELIZABETH – Achievement is up in the city’s public high schools, officials announced. Data obtained from the 11th grade High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) shows the district-wide proficiency level for Language Arts Literacy (LAL) in eleventh grade is 71.5 percent. Since 2005, LAL scores have steadily increased from 59 percent to 71 percent — an increase of 22 percent.

NY Man Charged With Leaving Body On Woodbridge Roadside

WOODBRIDGE — A New York man was arrested today and charged in connection with the death of a Colonia man, who was found on a township street on Wednesday, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Robert Hubner, director of the Woodbridge Police Department, announced.

Ex-Rescue Squad Worker Sentenced To 10 Years For Sex Assaults

NEW BRUNSWICK — The former deputy chief of the South Plainfield Rescue Squad was sentenced today to serve 10 years at the state Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center for sex offenders in Avenel for sexually assaulting two males in separate incidents, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.

NJ Adds 14,000 Jobs In April; Unemployment Remains At 9.3%

TRENTON – For the third consecutive month, New Jersey’s economy added jobs. However, unemployment remained at 9.3 percent in April as the overall workforce continued to grow with previously discouraged workers reentering the labor market.