LANCASTER, Pa.—The following local students have made the Dean’s List for Franklin & Marshall College’s spring 2009 semester:
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission are continuing the Historic Marker Project. The Freeholders’ initiative gifts historic markers to local historic sites and communities throughout Middlesex County.
PERTH AMBOY – An appeals court upheld a jury verdict that determined that a Perth Amboy police officer of Mexican descent was the victim of workplace discrimination last week. The appellate court also upheld the trial court’s decision to reduce a $1.9 million jury award to $300,000.
EDISON – The Edison Recreation Department will offer an adult co-ed volleyball league this fall.
July 30 at 1:15 p.m. – At the South Plainfield Police Department, Officer Christopher Tuccio arrested Rahway resident Quintel Tankard, 24, on an outstanding warrant for contempt of court/motor vehicle violations. She was subsequently transported to the Union County Jail.
STATE—Dr. Frank Esposito, selected to run for lieutenant governor on a ticket with independent Christopher Daggett, is a Kean University professor who is well known among both Democrats and Republicans in Union County.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Mary Landrieu (D-L.A.) and Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) unveiled new legislation that will ban anyone from texting on a cell phone or other personal electronic device while operating a moving vehicle.
STATE—This August, communities all over the country are taking a stand and fighting back against crime.
FLORHAM PARK—Thirty-five percent of drivers feel less safe than they did five years ago, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety’s 2009 Traffic Safety Culture Index. Overall, the majority of American motorists report that they feel no safer now than they did five years ago.
EDISON – In a rare show of unity, the normally contentious Edison council joined together to call on Mayor Jun Choi to reinstate six firefighters who were laid off this month to help balance the budget.