CLARK — Seventh grade reading students at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark are participating in an interactive unit based on the best-selling young adult novel, “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. The popular novel has been made into a major motion picture, set to release next month.
TRENTON – Assembly Democrats Albert Coutinho, Vincent Prieto, Troy Singleton and Lou Greenwald announced on Tuesday that they’ve introduced legislation to encourage internet retailer Amazon.com to locate two warehouses in New Jersey.
JERSEY CITY – Wednesday morning, members from more than two dozen faith based, community and immigrant rights groups, including members from Pax Christi NJ, IRATE & First Friends, American Friends Service Committee Immigrant Rights Program- Newark and NJ Advocates for Immigrant Detainees plan to make a 12-mile “pilgrimage” from Liberty State Park to the Elizabeth Detention Center to protest the detention of immigrants.
ROSELLE — The Union County Homicide Task Force and Roselle Police Department are investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old that occurred Monday morning in Roselle, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas, Jr. announced.
SANDY HOOK–New Jersey residents and beach lovers are once again asked to help rank the state’s favorite shore destinations in the 5th annual New Jersey Top Ten Beaches Poll. Visitors to njtoptenbeaches.org, which officially opens for vote collecting at noon, will also be invited to take part in a simple, single-question poll that asks them to select which issue they feel will have the biggest impact on the future of coastal New Jersey.
Taxpayers may sometimes find themselves in situations when they need to withdraw money from their retirement plan early. What they may not realize is that that transaction may mean a tax impact when they file their return.
CARTERET — Mayor Dan Reiman and Councilman Skippy Sitarz have announced that the ASA Apple storage facility at 377 Roosevelt Avenue has been completed. A ribbon cutting ceremony welcoming the 256,000 sq. ft. distribution center to Carteret will be held on Friday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m.
CLARK — Nicole Mailloux’s seventh grade writing students at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in Clark are actively participating in a service learning project to utilize persuasive writing techniques in order to motivate other middle school students to take part in an international recycling program, Terracycle.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie placed third in a new national poll of registered voters who were asked who should be the Republican nominee for Vice President. Florida’s Senator Marco Rubio topped the list in the poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™, followed by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Christie.
RAHWAY – Rahway Republicans will screen candidates for the 2012 City Council election on Monday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at the Rahway Day Care Center, 1071 New Brunswick Avenue.