TRENTON – A Union County insurance agency employee was sentenced today for diverting approximately $20,000 worth of life insurance proceeds to himself, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Division of Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
ELIZABETH – Two homeless men who had been indicted on murder charges for causing the death of an Elizabeth firefighter last year were sentenced on lesser counts Friday.
ELIZABETH – A jury found a 34-year-old Elizabeth man not guilty of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl.
STATE – Municipalities found out how much regular state aid they could expect under Gov. Chris Christie’s budget proposal yesterday.
TRENTON— An ongoing project to create connections between I-78 and the Garden State Parkway at Interchange 142 will require a shift of I-78 eastbound local traffic and the closure of an eastbound local lane starting Friday night, March 19 and continuing for several months.
CLARK—Barnes & Noble is sponsoring a book fair on Friday, March 19, and Saturday, March 20, at their Clark store located at 1180 Raritan Road, to support Literacy Volunteers of Union County.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Best Friend Dog and Animal Adoption will hold an Easter egg hunt at the thrift store from Tuesday, March 23, through Saturday, April 3.
ELIZABETH—The Elizabeth Bicycle Committee is putting the finishing touches on the 7th Annual Tour de Elizabeth, scheduled for Sunday, May 23.
UNION—Kean Stage will commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) by presenting The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company in The Legacy Project on Sunday, April 11 at 3 p.m.
UNION – Kean University’s 12th annual Jewish Studies Lecture Series will feature thought-provoking presentations by luminaries in their fields – architect Daniel Libeskind and author Hasia Diner – on April 1 and 15. The lectures will take place in the University Center Little Theatre, located at 1000 Morris Avenue, Union.