UNION COUNTY – The Union County Prosecutor’s Office concluded a five-month investigation into last year’s MusicFest and found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing, officials announced yesterday. However, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow strongly criticized the county for its poor planning and management of the event.
STATE – Last night, Gov. Chris Christie reinforced his call for all residents and visitors to the New Jersey barrier islands and shore areas to leave for safer locations before Hurricane Irene reaches the state.
STATE – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities will hold three public hearings on Public Service Gas & Electric Company’s (PSE&G) North Central Reliability Project (NCRP), which will upgrade power transmission capability in the northern and central regions of the state.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — The Middlesex County Office of Public Health Rape Crisis Intervention Center is looking for Middlesex County residents who are 18 years of age and older to volunteer as Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates.
PERTH AMBOY-Here are more memories from Gerald Bertekap: “In the 1940s there was a great ice cream store on Smith Street called the Boston Ice Cream Kitchen. The best item on the menu was a dusty road, a banana split with powered malted milk sprinkled on a whipped cream made road on top.
When was the last time we had such a tremendous downpouring of rain? I know it’s beyond me, but my biggest concern was the possible flooding in my cellar. “Thank the good Lord” it didn’t happen.
Whether it wears on us, wears us out, or we’re just being polite, somewhere along its tortuous path director Lone Scherfig’s “One Day” gains our interest. Or, maybe it’s just that we’ve come this far and are curious to see how things turn out for the couple who, visited each July 15, can’t quite figure out if they are just best friends or something more.
I recently got back from spending a few days down the Jersey shore. As a bona fide Jersey lover, I find it odd that I hardly go on vacation to our shore. My little piece of heaven is Cape Ann, Massachusetts, where huge rocks line the coast of Gloucester and twin lighthouses can be spotted offshore in the foggy distance.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency as New Jersey awaits the arrival of Hurricane Irene. The move allows the National Guard to deploy resources throughout the state immediately.
TRENTON – The state Senate passed a bill that would require facilities such as hospitals, hotels, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, boarding house and homeless shelters to have a bedbug maintenance plan in place.