STATE – The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, in conjunction with the National Weather Service, is advising of a coastal flood watch this evening into the weekend.
ELIZABETH – Phillip Ruddy, who fled the Union County Jail earlier this summer, pled guilty in Union County Superior Court this morning to one count of third degree escape, according to Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
STATE—As New Jersey’s jobless rate climbed to 32-year high of 9.8 percent in September, Gov. Jon Corzine’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Mark Matzen, sent an e-mail to cabinet members asking them to stage events that boast about job creation, even if they had to “be creative” to do it.
HAMILTON – Single-vehicle crashes were the cause of more than six in 10 New Jersey traffic deaths in 2008, a percentage that increased significantly over 2007 even as the state’s total road deaths fell dramatically, an analysis of recently released federal data by AAA Mid-Atlantic shows.
EDISON – Flu vaccination clinics to be held at Menlo Park Mall have been cancelled due to a national shortage of seasonal flu vaccinations, organizers said.
STATE—New Jersey faces a growing crisis in coverage of news and public affairs, according to a New Jersey Policy Perspective report, ‘Less News is Bad News: The Media Crisis and New Jersey’s News Deficit.’
NEWARK—Quantis Goode, 32, of Hillside, was sentenced to 100 years in state prison for fatally shooting two teenagers at a Newark public housing complex in 2007.
CARTERET—The borough will receive $485,000 in NJDOT Municipal Aid funds for Phase II of Herman Avenue improvements, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman announced Wednesday.
RAHWAY—Recently, volunteers from Merck visited Franklin Elementary School in Rahway. They spent the day helping put together writing folders for the students, as well as visiting various classrooms.
RAHWAY—Colleen O’Hara’s third graders at Roosevelt School In Rahway are using their new smartboard in their classroom this year. Smartboards are interactive whiteboards and can accommodate different learning styles.