TRENTON –Former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas and a longtime aide have pleaded guilty to corruption charges, including charges that they solicited an illicit payment of $58,000 from a city vendor and illegally funneled money into Vas’ congressional campaign via straw donors to evade campaign funding and reporting rules.
TRENTON – Attorney General Paula T. Dow released the 2009 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) which shows the overall crime rate in New Jersey dropped nine percent compared to 2008, with a significant 15 percent drop in the number of murders reported statewide in 2009.
STATE – On Nov. 13, the American Medicine Chest Challenge — a public health initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and a statewide day of disposal of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine — was held in 100 communities throughout New Jersey, and resulted in thousands of residents disposing of over a ton of unused, unwanted, and expired medicine.
STATE — In observance of World Diabetes Day and Diabetes Awareness Month, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Dr. Poonam Alaigh recommended that all New Jersey residents reduce their salt and sweet intake during the holidays and be aware of the risk factors, signs and symptoms of this serious health concern.
It’s hard not to notice that the predictable Indian summer of fall has waged its final battle of the season. Frost has formed on the pumpkins once or twice already, and those geraniums still blooming on the back deck?
I’ll simply start off by saying that…I liked Michael Jackson, especially his early days with the Jackson Five…but, of course, when he passed away, thousands upon thousands of fans came out of the woodwork to celebrate his life and his music…
Holiday time. You’re making yourself nuts trying to find a perfect gift for that imperfect person. The new salespeople, who’ve replaced the old, seasoned employees laid off courtesy of the Recession, would rather stare at their cell phones than be of aid.
WESTFIELD—The stars of the popular “Ghost Hunters” television show will come to Westfield on Nov. 28 for the fourth annual dinner and show to benefit the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome.
Play • Nov. 19 & 20 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. – Mother Seton Regional High School, 1 Valley Rd., Clark, will present its school play, “The Wizard of Oz” Tickets are $10. Children & seniors pay discounted admission on select dates: $8 on Friday and $5 on Sunday. Info: 1-732-382-1952.
PLAINFIELD — On Wednesday, members of the Union County Homicide Task Force arrested an 18-year-old man and charged him with last week’s shooting death of a Plainfield teenager, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.