STATE – One hundred and fifty years ago today, an Elizabeth sea captain drew the first shots of the Civil War.
UNION — A man armed with a knife and hatchet attacked two women as they investigated misplaced items in their back yard early this morning, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The national unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 9.4 percent in December, and nonfarm payroll employment increased by 103,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
STATE – Light snow started falling in time for the morning commute, but New Jersey Transit was not reporting delays on most train and bus lines.
ELIZABETH – Public school officials hope that a new law which requires municipalities to report gang activity to the state police will help improve public safety.
AIDS Forum • Jan. 8 from 4-6 p.m. — Morning Star Community Christian Center, 1009 Chandler Ave., Linden, will host an AIDS forum “My People Perish for Lack of Knowledge” – Women and HIV/AIDS. Info: 1-908-925-7979 Ext. 6
As director Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech” opens, war clouds are forming over England. King George V is aging. Herr Hitler is orating like the dickens. It is apparent the king’s heir apparent will let love with a commoner deter him from reigning. And geez, his little brother, the Duke of York, has a terrible stammer. This won’t do at all.
I’ll never understand why some die hard, true blue, Jersey junkies complain about winter here in the Garden State, like it’s a shock every year when it arrives. Now these are people I know who would never, ever consider living anywhere else.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie introduced a five-year capital plan for the state’s transportation infrastructure. The plan does not include any new taxes or tax increases.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed the bipartisan “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights” into law today.