ELIZABETH – A teenage boy was shot early Thursday morning while he apparently was walking away from a bar in Elizabeth, authorities said.
RAHWAY – The Rahway Republican Committee is calling for Councilman Bobby Akbar to resign from his elected position by 4 p.m. tomorrow.
CLARK – Mayor Sal Bonaccorso directed the township attorney to file a lawsuit against the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority and all of its member municipalities this week, alleging that Clark is being inaccurately and excessively billed for sewer fees.
LINDEN – Three unidentified men robbed a 32-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y. man who was making a Chinese food delivery to the 300 block of Mitchell Avenue Tuesday night, police said.
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.