LA ISLA, Nicaragua — Maudiel Martinez is 19 years old and has a shy smile, a tangle of curly black hair and a lean, muscular build shaped by years of work in the sugarcane fields. For most of his adolescence, he was healthy and strong and spent his days chopping tall stalks of cane with his machete.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey and the NJ Partnership to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse formally announced the selection of three local coalitions to replicate the “Enough Abuse” campaign throughout the state on Thursday, Dec. 8, on the steps of the State House in Trenton.
(StatePoint) With today’s high fuel prices, heating your home in the cooler months can be expensive. By turning your thermostat back 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours, you can save up to 15 percent a year on your heating bill, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
MENLO PARK – The New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center’s (TBBC) “Outspoken Library” kiosk is now available to the veterans at the NJ Veterans Memorial Home, Menlo Park.
NEW BRUNSWICK — In case 1,700 brand new toys, gifts, and coats costing over $45,000 don’t bring joy to a child and their family this Christmas, 2,100 eggs, 41 pounds of bacon and over 650 volunteers are being added for good measure.
EDISON — Middle School students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School select items from a tree that includes items on a wish list from autistic children at Crossroads School in Westfield. The W-H students hope to provide a brighter holiday season for these autistic children by making their wishes come true.
TRENTON – Three people were sentenced to state prison today for their roles in a drug ring that shipped more than 500 pounds of marijuana, worth approximately $1 million, from Arizona to New Jersey using UPS and FedEx, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
SCOTCH PLAINS — Sunday is usually about relaxing and getting ready for the week ahead for most students, but for Jessica Clarke of Scotch Plains, a senior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, it is about serving others.
ELIZABETH — State Sen. Raymond Lesniak is calling for Hillary Clinton to be President Obama’s Vice Presidential running mate instead of Joe Biden, who is 69, and he will be making a television appearance this weekend to explain why.
RAHWAY – Police have arrested two suspects in a November stabbing incident that sent six victims to local hospitals, authorities said.