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Elizabeth Police Blotter

Sept. 13 at 11 p.m. – Officers investigated a reported explosion at a house on the 400 block of Spencer Street. Police believe someone inserted apparent fireworks into a discarded plastic pipe left in the side yard by a resident of the home. No one was injured and police had no suspects.

“Helmets For Hearts” Weekend To Raise Awareness Of Sudden Cardiac Death In Student-Athletes

NEW BRUNSWICK – High school football stadiums throughout Middlesex County will be dressed in red and white for one weekend this fall to raise public awareness in the battle against a detectable but often silent killer known as HCM, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart condition that last year claimed the lives of two central New Jersey student-athletes.

Concert Series Concludes With Rob Paparozzi

WOODBRIDGE – The Barron Arts Center will present Rob Paparozzi and the Hudson River Rats on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. to conclude “Red, White & Blues: Jazz & Blues from the Garden State,” a concert series running through the summer of 2010. Admission is free and everyone is welcome to attend.

Christie Unveils Pension Reform Plan

TRENTON – Monday, Gov. Chris Christie unveiled a sweeping package of reform measures aimed at making the state and local employee pension system sustainable for current and future retirees by reducing benefits and increasing employee contributions.