SEA GIRT—Army National Guard Spec. Denita L. Jenkins has returned to the 154th Quarter Master Company, Sea Girt, after being deployed to an overseas forward operating base in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
WELLESLEY, Mass.—Todd Dominick Valenti of New Providence graduated from Babson College in May.
NORTH BRUNSWICK—Syed Muzzamil is a recipient of the 2009 New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome’s 2009 Children’s Scholarship in the amount of $500.
STATE—Just one in five voters say New Jersey is on the right track and 66 percent say that the state is heading in the wrong direction, according to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Area communities will celebrate Independence Day this weekend. Carteret, Woodbridge and Edison are planning fireworks displays, while Perth Amboy will commemorate the holiday by ringing a replica of the Liberty Bell.
RAHWAY—Councilman Bobby Akbar, who is married and has three children, was arrested Feb 26 on domestic violence charges outside of Franklin Elementary School after he appeared to use his car to knock down another teacher, according to police who were at the scene.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – A 44-year-old man from Piscataway died of complications from novel H1N1 Influenza A in JFK Hospital in Edison on Saturday.
ELIZABETH—Two men who broke out of Union County Jail in December 2007 received the maximum sentence for their crime on Friday.
TRENTON—Law enforcement officers throughout New Jersey will be cracking down on aggressive driving this summer, as part of the first statewide “Obey the Signs or Pay the Fines” initiative, Division of Highway Traffic Safety Director Pam Fischer announced Tuesday.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – A grand jury indicted nine reputed gang members last Friday, charging that they were part of a drug distribution ring broken up by police in April.