RAHWAY— City Councilman Bobby Akbar has been suspended from his job as a high school track and field coach but the politician firmly refused to answer any questions about the matter.
AVENEL – An East Jersey State Prison corrections officer allegedly supplied two cell phones to an inmate in exchange for money in a deal with the Latin Kings street gang, authorities said.
TRENTON—For nearly two decades, Allen Brown allegedly ran prostitution rings in Jersey City, coercing scores of women to prostitute for him. He is accused of bringing women from cities including Camden, Atlantic City, Elizabeth, Newark and Philadelphia, inducing them to use heroin and cocaine and having them beaten if they did not turn a daily quota of tricks.
ELIZABETH—The Union County Homicide Task Force is asking for the public’s assistance in locating an Aberdeen man wanted in connection with a July 31 killing, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
RAHWAY – Later this month, one of the first monuments in New Jersey to honor soldier killed in the Iraq conflict will be installed at the train station plaza. A dedication ceremony is planned for Saturday, Sept. 12.
WESTFIELD—Ashley Shaffer, Miss New Jersey 2009, visited students at the Westfield Summer Workshop on their closing day, Friday, July 31. An opera singer, Shaffer performed for the students at their “Happening” show and visited with the children in several classes.
RAHWAY – Five years after the new Rahway Public Library building opened, it is still two-thirds empty.
RAHWAY – “Week of Mary”, presented by the Sts.Mary/Mark Parish, Rahway, will open with a Flower Procession and Installation of the Marian Statue, on Friday, Aug. 14 at the 7 p.m. anticipated Mass of the Feast of the Assumption, in St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 232 Central Avenue, Rahway, according to Fr. Dennis Kaelin, pastor.
PLAINFIELD—Members of the Union County Homicide Task Force have arrested a 21-year-old Plainfield man wanted in connection with the Sept. 24, 2008 shooting death of Quran Carter, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said Saturday.
LINDEN—All the members of the Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services Kiddie Camp enjoy an ice pop after a romp through the sprinkler on a hot summer day.