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.
CLARK – The efforts of a group of concerned parents may be enough to keep St. Agnes School open after all.
RAHWAY—Roosevelt School in Rahway collected $1 donations and has hung over 500 “hearts” in the front hall. All proceeds will be forwarded to Haiti relief organizations.
ELIZABETH–The Benedictine Academy Varsity Track Team has made immense strides this season, breaking some state records and winning competitions. Led by Coach Eddie Greene, the team won its first girls title at the New Jersey Catholic Track Conference Championships, held at the Jersey City Armory on Feb. 7.
RAHWAY—Registration is now open for spring classes for adults, teens and children at Arts Guild New Jersey (formerly The Arts Guild of Rahway). Spring classes begin the week of March 22.
SOUTH ORANGE — Former New Jersey City University women’s volleyball standout JACQUELINE LeBLANC (Westfield, NJ/Westfield), who in her four-year career was instrumental in an unprecedented stretch of success for the program, has been honored as NJCU’s 2008-09 New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (NJAIAW) Woman of the Year.