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.
(NAPSI)—Here’s good news about the environment: Protecting it can be as easy—and delightful—as taking a refreshing drink of water from the tap instead of a bottle.
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.
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.
TRENTON –New Jersey has been awarded more than $59.2 million in federal homeland security dollars for federal fiscal year 2011, state officials announced today.
STATE – Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot is worth $120 million, or $62.6 million if the winner opts for a lump sum cash payout.
ELIZABETH – A Union County jury convicted an Elizabeth man of first degree aggravated sexual assault and first degree robbery, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill into law yesterday that requires all future public employees to live in New Jersey.
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.
LINDEN — Linden Police officers will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign.