ELIZABETH — The Elizabeth Board of Education will meet tonight, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Donald Stewart Early Childhood Center School No. 51, 544 Pennsylvania Avenue, beginning at 7 p.m.
SOUTH AMBOY—South Amboy Mayor John O’Leary abandoned his candidacy for Assembly in the wake of a series of anonymous allegations and the move has triggered a hot contest for a new replacement on the Democratic ticket.
STATE—The Sierra Club of New Jersey threw a curve into politics as usual with their endorsement of independent Chris Daggett for governor, bypassing unpopular Democratic incumbent Jon Corzine and his Republican challenger, Chris Christie, a former Morris County freeholder and Bush administration appointee.
NEW BRUNSWICK—A 19-year-old South Brunswick woman pleaded guilty Friday to charges of assisting in the slaying of a township couple in their home on Oct. 8, 2008, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
STATE—Independent candidate for governor Chris Daggett rolled out his first in-depth policy initiative, which focuses on fixing the educational system in New Jersey and urged residents to declare their independence from the two party system.
ELIZABETH—Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance in capturing a notorious member of the Bloods street gang who was operating an established drug ring in Elizabeth, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
UTICA, New York – A majority of likely voters – 71% – favors the American Clean Energy and Security Act recently passed by the House of Representatives, and two-thirds (67%) believe Congress is either doing the right amount (22%) or should be doing more (45%) to address global warming, a new Zogby International telephone poll shows.
STATE – The New Jersey Legislature has a dismal approval rating of 23 percent, with 63 percent of the voters expressing disapproval of the lawmakers’ job performance, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll.
ELIZABETH – A teenage boy was shot early Thursday morning while he apparently was walking away from a bar in Elizabeth, authorities said.
RAHWAY – The Rahway Republican Committee is calling for Councilman Bobby Akbar to resign from his elected position by 4 p.m. tomorrow.