STATE – For the first time since 1976, New Jersey voters rejected more than half of the budgets on the ballot in yesterday’s school election.
RAHWAY—The city’s next mayor will have to contend with shrinking revenues and rising debt, as well as a declining credit score, according to former Housing Authority Chair Renee Bridges Thrash, who is vying for the Democratic nomination against Freeholder Richard Proctor, who is also the city’s health official.
NEW BRUNSWICK – A former Carteret resident will spent at least 40 years in state prison for his role in the 2006 shooting death of Rahway resident Robert Funderberk.
LINDEN—Want five minutes with the mayor? You’ll get your chance every Thursday night if Derek Armstead is elected as Linden’s next chief executive.
RAHWAY – An elementary school teacher was arrested last week on charges that he sexually assaulted two young girls in Pennsylvania, authorities said.
ELIZABETH – Three suspects in a 2009 Elizabeth homicide are in custody, according to officials in the Union County Prosecutor’s Office.
UNION COUNTY—With combined courthouse experience of 60 years, County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi and Sheriff Ralph Froehlich are asking voters to extend their tenure for another term.
LINDEN – Police arrested a Brooklyn man who allegedly attempted to use a stolen credit card at a Linden store on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
RAHWAY—Arts Guild New Jersey will present BABYDOLL, an exhibition of art by women artists who’s work comments on the contemporary perception and image of women, curated by the executive director of Arts Guild New Jersey, Lawrence Cappiello.
UNION – Senior second baseman Melissa Dietrich was a combined 4-of-7 with seven RBI and right-handers Courtney Smyth and Cassie Shotwell each earned complete game victories to lead the Kean University softball team to a New Jersey Athletic Conference doubleheader sweep of New Jersey City University on Tuesday afternoon.