STATE – Democrats held all 26 of the seats they controlled in the state Senate and gained a 48th seat in the Assembly to keep their majority in the state Legislature.
STATE – Today, Nov. 9, at 2 p.m. eastern standard time, the federal government will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The test will last up to three and a half minutes.
SAYREVILLE — Authorities are actively investigating the death of a 28-year-old Edison man whose body was found in Sayreville, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department announced today.
STATE – A Superior Court judge ordered the return of possessions seized from Occupy Trenton protesters at the city’s World War II Memorial last month.
STATE – Only about three weeks remain for families, individuals and businesses in New Jersey to register for federal assistance for damage suffered from Hurricane Irene.
LINDEN – A police chase that injured an officer and went through Linden and Roselle ended when the suspect’s car hit another vehicle and went airborne before landing on its roof and striking a house on the 1000 block of Seib Avenue in Elizabeth Saturday, authorities said.
TRENTON – On Monday, Gov. Chris Christie announced plans to appeal a court ruling that dismissed New Jersey’s legal efforts to force owners of a coal-fired Pennsylvania power plan to reduce its pollution.
RAHWAY – Union County Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for shooting a 21-year-old man near the 1700 block of Essex Street on Nov. 3.
UNION — The Occupy Wall Street movement has made the concentration of wealth at the top of society a central issue in American politics and some local citizens showed up on Morris Avenue to prove that Americans have power to change the situation.
STATE – Voters will head to the polls today to cast ballots for their state Legislators. In many communities, voters will also choose county and local officials.