TRENTON – Sheila Y. Oliver on Tuesday took the oath of office as New Jersey’s 169th Assembly Speaker, vowing to put the Assembly’s focus on reviving New Jersey’s economy and targeting property taxes and inviting the public to air ideas on tackling New Jersey’s problems.
TRENTON – The New Jersey State Senate elected new leadership for the 214th Legislature on Tuesday, unanimously choosing Senator Stephen Sweeney as president of the Senate.
ELIZABETH – A former pastor for the Salvation Army in Plainfield was arrested Tuesday, after a Grand Jury indicted the man on 14 counts of theft by deception, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
CLARK – A group of concerned parents is appealing the local parish’s decision to close St. Agnes School in Clark at the end of this school year.
Jan. 4 at 10:27 a.m. – At the Essex County Jail, Officer Keith Meehan arrested Perth Amboy resident Amilcar Lincho, 49, on an outstanding warrant for contempt of court/motor vehicle violations. He was subsequently transported to the Union County Jail.
ELIZABETH—Last week, a Union County jury convicted a Roselle man for second degree robbery stemming from a 2008 case, according to Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
ELIZABETH—Three members of the Elizabeth High School Class of 2009, Oscar González, Judy N. Rodriguez, and Rosa Mejía, have been selected to receive Alliance/Merck Ciencia (Science) Hispanic Scholars awards.
RAHWAY—Students in Ms. Becheeli’s fifth grade at Grover Cleveland School were “all shook up” to learn that it was Elvis Presley’s 75th birthday on Friday, Jan. 8.
ELIZABETH – Antoine Neal, who admitted robbing and threatening a New Jersey state senator in his home last year, was sentenced to four years in prison last week.
UNION COUNTY—The Union County Baseball Association will induct four new members into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame during award ceremonies on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 14. The four men will be honored for their outstanding contributions to the national pastime on the baseball diamonds of Union County.