RAHWAY—Councilman Bobby Akbar pleaded guilty in Clark municipal court to disturbing the peace, thus avoiding a domestic violence trial on assault charges involving a woman who is not his wife.
NEWARK – Last week, a former advisor to state Assemblyman Joseph Vas pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of illegally funneling money into Vas’ 2006 congressional campaign.
ELIZABETH – An Elizabeth teenager accused of fatally shooting the father of two in April surrendered to police Monday, authorities said.
ELIZABETH—A convicted sex offender who was released from jail earlier this year was arrested last Tuesday for allegedly committing another sexual assault against a 14-year-old Elizabeth girl.
CLARK – Students at F.K. Hehnly Elementary School are helping the environment, one juice pouch at a time. Known as the “Hehnly Recycling Crusaders”, they have been collecting Capri Sun drink pouches and sending them to TerraCycle, an innovative recycling company.
TRENTON – The New Jersey State Library released the slate of recommendations given to Attorney General Creighton Drury following its daylong “Safe Teens = Safe Streets: New Jersey’s First Working Forum on Community Collaboration.”
RAHWAY – Kami Beckford, a fourth grader at Roosevelt Elementary School in Rahway, is the latest student achieving 1,000 Points in the Accelerated Reader Program.
EDISON-Irina Grishkevich of Edison was recently awarded the Middlesex County College Alumni Association 2009 scholarship.
LAWTON, Okla.—Army Reserve Pvt. Raul F. Calero Jr. has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. He is the son of Cecilia Gamboa of Bayonne and Raul Calero of Elizabeth.
GREAT LAKES, Ill.—Navy Seaman Recruit Corey W. Weeks, son of Dawn M. Weeks of Carteret and Teddy Humphrey of Jersey City, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.