ELIZABETH –An off-duty Newark police officer who was injured during a shootout involving car theft suspects Wednesday was apparently the victim of friendly fire, authorities said yesterday.
NEWARK—This Valentine’s Day, at a hospital known for its outstanding repair of broken hearts, seven couples celebrate a visit by cupid that took place during their dedicated days of patient care.
LINDEN—As part of Catholic School Week activities, the students of Sts. Mary’s and Elizabeth Academy in Linden created Valentine cards for the men and women residing at the Menlo Park Veteran’s Home.
LINDEN—Linden High School students were learning about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s New Deal programs during the Great Depression.
ELIZABETH – Dollar General recently opened a new store at 190 Elmora Avenue in Elizabeth and will host a grand opening celebration on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 8 a.m.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie said that New Jersey is in a “state of financial crisis” and outlined cuts to address a $2.2 billion gap in this year’s budget before a joint session of the Legislature this morning.
UNION COUNTY—A politically-connected former police officer who resigned in disgrace is said to be getting ready to have his criminal record erased so he can land a county job that will preserve his taxpayer-funded pension benefits.
ELIZABETH – Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) urged federal regulators to approve an acquisition to save a struggling Elizabeth bank whose officers included contributors to his campaigns.
UNION COUNTY—Sledding was on the agenda for many of Union County’s children, who were off from school for a second day. For smaller children, the small slopes in Briant Park in Summit and Lenape Park in Cranford were enough.
ELIZABETH — A Jersey City man was found dead on Irvington Avenue on Wednesday, Feb. 10, less than 24 hours after police shot and killed a suspected car thief, and an off-duty Newark police officer was shot in the leg outside his girlfriend’s house on Adams Avenue.