To paraphrase Yogi Berra, when it comes to gas prices, this is like déjà vu all over again. Instability in Africa and the Middle East, among other factors, has driven up pump prices to levels we haven’t seen since the summer of 2008.
NEW BRUNSWICK – A New Brunswick woman was placed on probation today for five years for helping an Edison man abandon his 20-month-old daughter at a gas station restroom, and then trying to protect him from police before they charged him with murdering the toddler’s mother according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan.
TRENTON – The Assembly unanimously approved a bill that would move New Jersey’s February presidential primary election back to June, to be held with the regular partisan primary elections.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced $2 billion in high-speed rail awards to speed up trains in the Northeast Corridor, expand service in the Midwest and provide new, state-of-the-art locomotives and rail cars as part of a plan to transform travel in America.
An emotionally disturbed man walked halfway through a PATH tunnel from the World Trade Center to Exchange Place before a work crew spotted him and called police — an incident that has raised major security concerns in what is supposed to be a time of heightened alert, Jerry DeMarco writes in an exclusive report for the Cliffview Pilot.
ELIZABETH – Police have arrested a man accused of beating another man to death outside an Elizabeth restaurant early Saturday morning, Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow announced.
EDISON — The Middlesex County College community recently rallied to support the people of Japan, who have been ravaged by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear fallout.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced substantial revisions to the Attorney General’s Internal Affairs Policy & Procedures to ensure that complaints against law enforcement officers in New Jersey are thoroughly investigated and that individual cases of misconduct and potential patterns of abuse are appropriately addressed.
NEW BRUNWSICK – A former Rutgers student accused of watching a secret computer broadcast of an encounter between Tyler Clementi and another male student has been accepted into a pre-trial intervention program.
MOUNTAINSIDE — The Two Hundred Club of Union County will present the Medal of Valor to 17 individuals at this year’s annual awards luncheon today at L’Affaire in Mountainside.