TRENTON – The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) and Sheriffs’ Association of New Jersey (SANJ), today kicked-off the second annual American Medicine Chest Challenge-New Jersey, at a statehouse press conference.
NEWARK – According to its most recent fiscal report to the state, the AARP Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., spent 90 percent of its annual funds to provide information, education, and service to individuals 50 years old and older. The organization spent the rest on expenditures related to fundraising, management, and general costs.
TRENTON – The Assembly’s incoming Democratic Majority Caucus on Thursday chose Sheila Y. Oliver to continue as Assembly Speaker and selected Assembly budget chief Lou Greenwald as the new Assembly Majority Leader. Greenwald will replace current Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan (D-Union.)
TRENTON – According to a report by PolitickerNJ, state Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) will not seek re-election as Senate Majority Leader.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate unanimously approved a bill to collectively award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Montford Point Marines of World War II, including five from New Jersey.
CRANFORD – The Union County College Men’s Soccer Team will compete, as a member of the NJCAA Elite Eight, in the first round of the NJCAA National Championship at Herkimer County Community College in New York.
STATE — Veteran’s Day is Friday, Nov. 11 and New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center (NYBC) is calling upon the community to donate blood in recognition of our veterans, and in honor of those who currently serve to protect our country and freedom.
ELIZABETH – Competing in a field of 42, Elizabeth High School Marching Band won the United States Scholastic Band Association (USSBA) Group V State Championship on Saturday, Nov. 5, in Union. The marching band’s stellar performance earned them first place with 97.163, the highest score of the day.
SAYREVILLE — Two men were arrested and charged today in connection with the fatal beating of a 28-year-old Edison man who was killed in Sayreville, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department announced.
NEWARK – A private security guard contracted by NBA Properties, Inc., an affiliate of the National Basketball Association, was sentenced today to six months in prison and six months of home detention with electronic monitoring for making several hoax bomb threats to a Secaucus NBA Properties office, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.