NEW BRUNSWICK — It was the spring of 1980. Jimmy Carter was president; Brendan Byrne governor. Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall” was the number one song in the United States. And Middlesex County College’s New Brunswick Center began in a storefront on Albany Street.
NEWARK—A former mortgage broker and his purported co-conspirator in a mortgage fraud scheme were arrested Oct. 21 on a criminal complaint which alleges they conspired to defraud various mortgage lenders of more than $7 million by conducting at least 50 fraudulent real estate transactions involving residential properties in New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
PERTH AMBOY — The Outerbridge Crossing will be closed Staten Island bound (eastbound) starting Saturday, Oct. 23 from 11 p.m. until 11 a.m. Sunday for milling and paving.
TRENTON – With no jackpot winner Tuesday night, the Mega Millions grand prize will grow to $101 million for the drawing on Friday, Oct. 22. The cash option is $68.3 million.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and the Middlesex County Association of Chiefs of Police unveiled plans requiring new police officers to take additional training courses that will help them better understand procedures and the law.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A 48-year-old South Plainfield man was convicted Thursday, for the second time, of murdering his estranged girlfriend and then disposing her body in an attempt to conceal the crime, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
TRENTON – DEP Commissioner Bob Martin announced that $14.2 million in financing for the environmental cleanups of a former General Motors auto plant sites in Clark has been approved as part of a $773 million legal settlement filed Wednesday in federal bankruptcy court in a case involving 89 former GM properties nationwide.
Blood Drive • Oct. 23 from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will hold a blood drive. Donors will receive a $15 gas card. Info: 1-800-652-5663 x140.
A sweet ‘n’ salty, kettle popcorn of a film, Robert Schwentke’s “Red” is a mixture of farce and shoot-‘em-up action certain to warm the cockles of any retiree’s heart.
I have a morning ritual that I follow without fail every Monday through Friday. After the alarm goes off, I make my way to the bathroom, turn on the radio and begin my shower, makeup and hair routine.