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New Jersey Air Quality Gets Failing Grade

STATE –   Over 8.5 million New Jerseyans – everyone except residents of Cape May County – live in metropolitan areas that received failing grades in the American Lung Association’s tenth annual State of the Air report, released Tuesday.  …

NJ Transit Riders Won’t Face Fare Increase This Year

TRENTON—New Jersey Transit riders won’t face a fare increase this year, despite a cutback in state operating support for the agency, Executive Director Richard Sarles said Tuesday. The agency will balance its budget by cutting administrative expenses by $22.5 million…

Linden Resident Inducted Into NJSCA Hall Of Fame

LINDEN—Pingry boys’ varsity swimming head coach Bill Reichle, a resident of Linden, has been inducted into the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association’s (NJSCA) Hall of Fame. He was one of 38 inductees on March 29, out of almost 8,000 head…

NJ Business Flips The Switch On 1.7 MW Rooftop Solar Panel System

SUMMIT– Schering-Plough Corporation welcomed local and state officials, and a class of fifth graders, to celebrate the completion of a 1.7 megawatt solar energy system on Wednesday. With panels located atop seven buildings at the company’s Summit site, the system…

NJ Establishes Hotline For Swine Flu Information

STATE—The Department of Health and Senior Services opened a toll-free, 24-hour hotline today to answer questions about swine flu from the general public and New Jersey health care providers. The hotline number is 1-866-321-9571 and is open as of today.…

Union County Crime Rate Climbs

UNION COUNTY – Crime in Union County climbed 10 percent last year, according to State Police statistics released last week by the Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow. Elizabeth, which is home to nearly a quarter of the county’s population, accounted…

Drug Ring Suspects Arrested; 2 Reputed Leaders Still At Large

UNION COUNTY – Two reputed high-ranking members of a drug distribution ring remained at large Monday after authorities arrested 15 people allegedly connected to the ring over the weekend, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow. Authorities arrested 15 people,…

Linden Business Sponsors Boxing Tournament

Linden Business Sponsors Boxing Tournament—Conoco Phillips Bayway Refinery has agreed to be the main corporate sponsor of the New Jersey State Finals of the Diamond Glove Boxing Tournament.  Tournament finals will be held at Linden High School on Friday, Nov.…