STATE—The New Jersey Environmental Federation endorsed GOP gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie Tuesday. It is the first time the organization supported a Republican candidate in a statewide campaign in almost 30 years.
UNION COUNTY—Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority officials have spent thousands of dollars on parties while rates are rising steeply and citizens are losing their jobs and homes, according to Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce.
ELIZABETH—The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old Elizabeth man who was killed on Monday night.
ELIZABETH—Last week, a Union County jury found Bryden Williams guilty of murder, unlawful possession of handgun, and possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose relating to the Sept. 3, 2006 homicide of a Burlington County man, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
EDISON—Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Tuesday that a bias intimidation charge has been filed against a 16-year-old male who previously was arrested on a charge of punching a 19-year-old man in Edison.
Diabetes Screening • Oct. 9 from 2-4 p.m. – The Linden Board of Health will conduct a diabetes detection screening for Linden residents at the Council Chambers in City Hall, 301 N. Wood Ave. For info, call 1-908-474-8410.
STATE—Although Gov. Jon Corzine is locked in a tough re-election campaign against former U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie, the incumbent has done nothing to please environmentalists that have refused to endorse the Democrat and are instead encouraging voters to cast their ballot for independent Christopher Daggett, a former Environmental Protection Agency official with virtually no chance of winning.
SAYREVILLE—The Middlesex County Public Health Department will host a follow-up Pandemic Preparedness Program for Schools on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Middlesex County Fire Academy, Sayreville.
TEANECK—According to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™, Democratic incumbent Jon Corzine edges Republican challenger Chris Christie 44% to 43% among likely voters in the race for New Jersey governor. Another 4% volunteer they will vote for independent Chris Daggett and 5% say they are undecided.
NEWARK – Fugitives hiding from the law in New Jersey will soon have the opportunity to surrender safely at a neutral location, take responsibility for their crimes and receive favorable consideration from the court.