ELIZABETH – Sid Blanchard, founder and executive director of Community Access Unlimited (CAU), has been named one of six finalist in the NJBIZ Nonprofit Innovation Awards within the Leadership Excellence category.
CLARK—On Sunday, Dec. 6, internationally known multilingual singer Naomi Miller joined with the Hester Street Troupe, a New Jersey-based Klezmer band for an afternoon of entertainment “from Broadway to Klezmer” at Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah in Clark.
CRANFORD – Voters approved an $11.99 million bond referendum to finance renovations at the township’s eight schools on Tuesday, 1,197 votes to 839.
ISELIN – State Sen. Ray Lesniak told a New Jersey Business and Industry Association forum in Iselin Tuesday that he plans to introduce a bill to raise the state’s gas tax “incrementally” to help pay for transportation projects.
LINDEN – Linden High School was locked down for about an hour Monday morning because school officials received a report about a possible weapon on campus, authorities said. The Linden Police Department was notified and sent officers to the school.
ELIZABETH – On Dec. 1, the Elizabeth Board of Education received special recognition from the Consul General of El Salvador, Carlos López, for the generous donations by the Elizabeth Public Schools to aid the Salvadoran flood and mudslide victims.
Dec. 1 at 9:55 a.m. – At Essex County Jail, Det. David Satkowski arrested Irvington resident Blake Daniels, 25, on an outstanding warrant for contempt of court/motor vehicle violations. He was subsequently transported to the Union County Jail.
UNION – An arrest warrant has been issued against a 20-year-old man wanted in connection with last week’s fatal stabbing inside a Union Township deli, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced Sunday.
STATE—Arguments on a motion to dismiss the most severe charges against former Assemblyman Neil M. Cohen were postponed by the attorney representing the former lawmaker and rescheduled for Jan. 11 at 9 a.m. before Judge Gerald Council at the Mercer County Courthouse in Trenton.
SCOTCH PLAINS – New Jersey Blood Services’ (NJBS) new donor center at 2279 South Avenue in Scotch Plains will host a new exhibit of the works of three local photographers entitled “Traveling Women”.