TRENTON – Employment in New Jersey edged higher in February by 3,700 jobs, as the state’s unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percentage point to 9.8 percent, according to figures released yesterday by the state labor department. The national rate was 9.7 percent.
RAHWAY—The Paper Mill Rising Star award-winning Rahway High School musical theater department will be performing “The Music Man” on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, March 28 at 2 p.m.
ELIZABETH—In my March 3 column with memories from William Frolich, I announced it would be my last column with Union County material unless I heard from readers.
FREEHOLD – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Acting Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez and Attorney General Paula T. Dow today announced the specifics of Kyleigh’s Law, a first in the nation initiative designed to help prevent senseless teen driver deaths and injuries, which begins May 1.
FRANKLIN LAKES – Former New York Mets and New York Yankees pitcher Dwight Gooden was charged with DWI yesterday morning, following a two-car accident in Franklin Lakes.
TRENTON – In a letter distributed Tuesday, Governor Chris Christie called on local school districts and education associations to come to the table to work together in finding cost savings and new efficiencies, spending reductions, and budget solutions that protect education in the classroom and prevent property tax increases.
LINDEN – Authorities are warning Linden residents to be on the lookout for a man who has robbed three homes after confronting residents with a fake police-type badge.
NEWARK — NJ Transit will hold the first of 12 scheduled public hearings and information sessions beginning Thursday, March 25, to allow the public the opportunity to learn more about the proposed fare increases and service changes and offer comments before the plan is considered by the Board of Directors on April 14.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced that a new traffic pattern will be implemented on Interstate 287 southbound over Possumtown Road in Piscataway Township.
LINDEN—A $3 million cut in state aid should end discussion on whether to keep on the city payroll a part-time lawyer who costs taxpayer $100,000 a year, according to Councilman Derek Armstead.