NEWARK – Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker, a Democrat, fired a staff aide after police charged him with keeping $700,000 in cash and two handguns in a storage locker rented under a false name.
UNION COUNTY – Two area lawmakers are asking Gov. Jon Corzine to pardon a Somerset County man with multiple sclerosis who was spotted growing marijuana behind his house by a New Jersey National Guard helicopter pilot.
PLAINFIELD—Members of the Union County Homicide Task Force arrested a 27-year-old Plainfield man Tuesday afternoon and charged him with the Sept. 27 death of Dwayne Dunn, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
WOODBRIDGE – Woodbridge Township is making H1N1 vaccine available for children aged 6 months to 5 years, pregnant women and students in non-public schools, Woodbridge Township Mayor John E. McCormac announced today.
ELIZABETH – A man who allegedly carjacked a vehicle in Elizabeth Monday night was killed in a crash as he attempted to flee police, authorities said.
METUCHEN – Police arrested two Brooklyn men last week who allegedly attempted to lure a 17-year-old Metuchen girl into their car. Police credited witnesses with helping them apprehend the suspects.
ELIZABETH – A teenager accused in the fatal shooing of a youth outside a Union Township skating rink after a Christmas party last December pleaded not guilty Monday before a Superior Court judge in Elizabeth.
EDISON – Democrat Antonia Ricigliano is the heavy favorite going into Tuesday’s mayoral election. It’s been more than 50 years since Edison didn’t elect a Democrat to the mayor’s office, and registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 25,500 to 6,000.
UNION COUNTY – The issues of taxes and government spending have dominated this year’s District 22 Assembly race. And it’s little wonder, as New Jersey residents pay the highest average property tax bill in the nation.
LINDEN – City Council members sided with Council President Robert Bunk and the Arthur Kill Watershed Alliance last week, rejecting a plan to build a $5 billion “clean coal” power plant and disappointing union members hoping for jobs.