NEWARK – Assemblyman Joseph Vas (D-Perth Amboy) was back in court last week for an arraignment on a federal indictment filed last month. The embattled lawmaker pleaded not guilty to the charge of circumventing the contribution limits and reporting requirements of federal campaign-financing law.
NEWARK – A salesman for a labor union trade newspaper was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for tax evasion, Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra announced last week.
SCOTCH PLAINS—In a 30-year career as a federal probation officer working with drug and alcohol addicts, Charles Herman of Scotch Plains learned to measure success by the small changes he observed in his individual cases.
CARTERET—The Carteret Fire Department has been awarded $216,760 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mayor Dan Reiman announced last week.
UNION—The Children’s Department of the Union Public Library has scheduled the following programs at the Main Library during the month of September:
CRANFORD – Cranford police arrested a Newark man last week who allegedly stole a woman’s vehicle at a Dairy Queen in July.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK—Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Middlesex County’s EARTH Center will host their Garden Field Day Open House on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 1 to 5 p.m. at 42 Riva Ave. in Davidson’s Mill Pond Park, South Brunswick.
MOUNTAINSIDE—The Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Auxiliary is presenting its annual fashion show and luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 11, at noon at L’Affaire Caterers, Mountainside. All proceeds will directly benefit the center.
RAHWAY—Earlier this month, educators from Rahway and neighboring communities spent a week at the Merck Institute Academy for Leadership in Science Instruction in Princeton to become better science teachers.
SOUTH AMBOY—Navy Seaman Recruit Jared M. Lenahan, son of Grace and Joseph Lenahan of South Amboy, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.