ELIZABETH – Competing in a field of 42, Elizabeth High School Marching Band won the United States Scholastic Band Association (USSBA) Group V State Championship on Saturday, Nov. 5, in Union. The marching band’s stellar performance earned them first place with 97.163, the highest score of the day.
SAYREVILLE — Two men were arrested and charged today in connection with the fatal beating of a 28-year-old Edison man who was killed in Sayreville, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department announced.
NEWARK – A private security guard contracted by NBA Properties, Inc., an affiliate of the National Basketball Association, was sentenced today to six months in prison and six months of home detention with electronic monitoring for making several hoax bomb threats to a Secaucus NBA Properties office, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
ROBBINSVILLE — Under new policies developed by the NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletics Association), in conjunction with the state Department of Education, student athletes who are home schooled or who elect to attend one of New Jersey’s approved Choice schools or school districts will now have the opportunity to participate in high school sports.
NEWTON – Gov. Chris Christie today toured Newton Medical Center and met with the Gordon family, whose two-month-old son, Dylan, is alive because of detection and treatment resulting from New Jersey’s first-in-the-nation law requiring newborns to be screened for life-threatening heart defects before leaving the hospital.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced today that he is co-sponsoring legislation to help New Jersey’s veterans get back to work. The “VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011” combines components in the President’s American Jobs Act and additional initiatives to boost employment opportunities for veterans.
Lobbyists are storming Capitol Hill, pushing a tax holiday that would give billions of dollars in tax breaks to less than 1 percent of American businesses – and stick the other 99 percent with the bill. But of course, they can’t say that. So tax holiday advocates are using a high-powered version of the email con known as the “Nigerian scam.”
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Tuesday’s election brought the terms of two incumbent mayors to a close.
UNION COUNTY – There were few surprises in yesterday’s local elections in Union County.
STATE – Democrats held all 26 of the seats they controlled in the state Senate and gained a 48th seat in the Assembly to keep their majority in the state Legislature.