STATE – Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the summer vacation season for many, traces its roots back to the end of the Civil War.
Blood Drive • May 27 from 1:30-7:30 p.m. – The Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad, 875 Raritan Rd., Clark, will host a blood drive. Info: 1-800-933-2566.
STATE – Saturday night’s Powerball jackpot is worth $171 million, or $88.7 million if the winner opts for a lump sum cash payout.
WEST TRENTON – New Jersey State Police statistics show that 230 people have died in traffic-related accidents so far this year (Jan. 1 through May 25), which is up almost 18-percent from the 195 crash fatalities this time last year.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Friday before Memorial Day is “Don’t Fry Day,” an opportunity time to remind people at the start of summer about the dangers from exposure to the sun’s harmful rays. Over-exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer.
STATE – NJ Transit is offering “early getaway” rail and bus service this afternoon for the benefit of customers leaving work early for the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
NEW BRUNSWICK – An Edison man has been sentenced to serve 30 years in a New Jersey state prison for strangling a North Brunswick woman in her apartment and then abandoning their 20-month-old daughter at a gas station in Delaware, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A grand jury in Middlesex County has indicted three men on charges of robbing a bank in Franklin Township and then shooting at police officers while fleeing through North Brunswick and New Brunswick, where they were apprehended, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Thursday.
WOODBRIDGE — Investigators have developed new information in the active investigation of a homicide that occurred in 1980, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Director Robert Hubner of the Woodbridge Police Department announced Thursday.
The older I get, and the more TV news I listen to, the more I appreciate patriotic holidays, like Memorial Day. But when I was much younger, I thought this ‘holiday’ was a very sad day because we recalled those who lost their lives fighting somewhere in the world to preserve the freedoms we enjoy here in the United States.