WHITEHOUSE STATION – Shareholders approved drugmaker Merck & Co.’s acquisition of Schering-Plough Corp. last week.
UNION COUNTY—The campaign treasurer accused of stealing money from the election fund of a former state assemblyman was admitted into a pretrial intervention (PTI) program over the objections of the state Attorney General’s office.
ELIZABETH—First BankAmericano, which was founded 12 years ago by state Sen. Raymond Lesniak to take advantage of a demand for financial services among the Hispanic community, has been shut down by state and federal regulators.
TRENTON –A Hillside police officer pleaded guilty today to stealing funds from the Homelessness Prevention Program administered by the state Department of Community Affairs, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced.
NEWARK—Two Brooklyn men were charged in federal court today for allegedly defrauding homeowners facing foreclosure in Elizabeth, Bergenfield and Paterson.
RAHWAY – An appeals court ruled that an Iselin man convicted of vehicular homicide should get a new trial.
STATE — A pair of area men were arrested in Suffolk County, New York, for transporting 17 pounds of uncut, nearly ninety percent pure heroin.
RAHWAY — The Rahway Department of Community Services, Division of Senior Services will sponsor the annual Rahway Senior Citizen’s picnic on Wednesday, Aug. 12, from noon to 3 p.m. at the Hart Street Park picnic grounds.
UNION – On Sunday, Aug. 16, there will be a picnic fundraiser for Paul Verzosa and Charles Donnelly, two Republicans who are running for Township Committee in Union.
LINDEN – Linden police arrested three Elizabeth men on drug charges as the result of a drug investigation last week.