AVENEL – An East Jersey State Prison corrections officer allegedly supplied two cell phones to an inmate in exchange for money in a deal with the Latin Kings street gang, authorities said.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – When the state Department of Community Affairs announced its “extraordinary aid” awards last Friday, Middlesex County mayors knew they shouldn’t expect much.
EDISON – Visitors to Simon’s Menlo Park Mall may notice a number of new multi-slotted, black recycling receptacles located at mall entrances and other areas throughout the property.
CARTERET – The Carteret Serenaders entertainment group is seeking new members to join them in their one-hour variety shows.
EDISON—The Edison Recreation Department will offer open volleyball for all community center-registered students in sixth through 12th grade, beginning Thursday, Sept. 17.
NEW YORK, N.Y—Carmen E. Castro from Port Reading was among the students of The Art Institute of New York City to be awarded degrees by Dean David Moughalian on June 22.
PERTH AMBOY—The city will hold a Public Meeting concerning future recreation improvements around the former tennis court building at Sadowski Park which was destroyed by fire. The neighborhood and general public is welcome to attend and to provide suggestions for recreation improvements.
NEWARK – Assemblyman Joseph Vas (D-Perth Amboy) was back in court last week for an arraignment on a federal indictment filed last month. The embattled lawmaker pleaded not guilty to the charge of circumventing the contribution limits and reporting requirements of federal campaign-financing law.
PERTH AMBOY – Attorney Allen Papp will be replaced as Perth Amboy’s municipal prosecutor effective Sept. 1.
NEWARK – A salesman for a labor union trade newspaper was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for tax evasion, Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra announced last week.