ELIZABETH — A 39-year-old man, currently incarcerated in Essex County, was charged this week in connection with a 2010 sexual assault in Elizabeth, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. economy added 80,000 jobs in October, according to data released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The modest job growth was not enough to significantly affect the nation’s unemployment rate, which is still 9 percent.
STATE – All 120 seats in New Jersey’s legislature are at stake in the Nov. 8 election. Although there were some minor changes to the makeup of some districts following the 2010 Census, the new map is unlikely to lead to major changes in Trenton.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – While the state legislative races at the top of the ballot are getting most of the attention that is being devoted to this year’s election contests, a number of local offices are also on the ballot. Voters in ten communities, including Woodbridge, have contested mayoral races, while most communities will elect one or more members to their municipal council or township committee.
AREA – For more than a decade, Democrats have held every seat on the freeholder boards in Union and Middlesex counties. Republicans are hoping to change the status quo in next week’s election.
Bazaar • Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Christ United Methodist Church, 485 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, will hold its annual fall bazaar, with crafts, baked goods, attic treasures, toys, clothing and more for sale. Proceeds benefit mission projects. Info: 1-732-752-4212 or 1-732-463-2156.
UNION COUNTY – While the state legislative races at the top of the ballot are getting most of the attention that is being devoted to this year’s election contests, a number of local offices are also on the ballot. Voters in Summit, Kenilworth and Fanwood have contested mayoral races, and most communities will elect one or more members to their municipal council or township committee.
Why does it seem to happen that some politicians, and now even non-politicians, shoot themselves in the foot by running off at the mouth? I’m referring to the recent allegations against Herman Cain that state, at some point in his past, he sexually harassed women before holding political office was on his to do list.
PARSIPPANY – Gov. Chris Christie signaled that he was unlikely to join in the defense of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to keep pollution from out-of-state power plants from blowing into New Jersey.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie said New Jersey’s two major utilities, PSE&G and JCP&L, are on track to meet the goal of restoring service to 95 percent of the customers who lost power because of Saturday’s snow storm by midnight this evening. As of this afternoon, 63,000 utility customers are still without power.