Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federal holiday marking the birthday of the famed civil rights leader. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on Jan. 15, 1929, but the holiday is celebrated on the third Monday in January each year.
PERTH AMBOY – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Monday, Jan. 16, at Cathedral International church, 277 Madison Avenue.
FAIR LAWN — Whether texting, surfing the web or playing video games, research shows that kids between the ages of eight and 18 spend more than seven hours a day with gadgets.
EDISON – Police have released the identities of the three suspects in Thursday’s attempted robbery of the T-Mobile store on Parsonage Road. Two suspects were arrested, and a third remains at large.
CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Far from home, a group of American civilians oversee and maintain a wide range of equipment, from phones to Play Stations, in the middle of a sand-strewn Kuwaiti desert to better the lives and improve the morale of soldiers.
STATE – Last week, Gov. Chris Christie signed the “Grow New Jersey” bill into law, touting it as a measure that would create and retain New Jersey jobs. The GrowNJ Assistance Program offers tax credits to businesses that make significant capital investments and create or retain at least 100 full-time jobs.
SOMERVILLE – A 20-year-old Roselle man who has been charged with the New Year’s Eve murder of a Texas man at a Franklin Township hotel surrendered to detectives assigned to the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Squad yesterday afternoon, authorities announced today.
STATE – New Jersey voters are almost evenly split on their opinion of President Barack Obama’s job performance, according to a new statewide poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™. The president enjoys a one point advantage, with 46 percent approving and 45 perceent disapproving.
EDISON – Police arrested two men yesterday morning who are believed to be involved in a series of cell phone store robberies, authorities said.
The fatal police shooting earlier this month of a Texas middle school student clutching a BB gun — the latest in a series of incidents involving imitation firearms — spotlights how localities and states have struggled to identify and control both look-alike toys and guns that fire something other than bullets.