NEWARK – A former operations manager of a transfer and recycling station in Plainfield pleaded guilty Tuesday to traveling and causing the travel in interstate commerce to promote and facilitate commercial bribery, admitting he caused an individual who hauled waste and recyclable material to travel in interstate commerce, and thereafter accepted bribe payments from that individual on numerous occasions, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
UNION COUNTY—Twelve miles of county roadway will be resurfaced this year as part of a $5.6 million New Jersey Department of Transportation funded project.
Flea Market • Feb. 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Linden Knights of Columbus, 118 N. Park Ave., will hold a flea market. Kitchen open for breakfast & lunch. Next flea market: March 20 – tables are $20. Call 1-908-486-9518 or 1-908-374-5444.
ELIZABETH –Paula Mejia was recently appointed to the Literacy Volunteers of Union County Board of Directors as a student representative. She has been a student with the program since 2008.
TRENTON – Assembly Transportation Chairman John Wisniewski on Friday announced the panel will hear testimony on the potential impact of the governor’s plan to slash NJ Transit’s subsidy and the fare hikes and service cuts that may result.
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.
STATE — Road crews are working to clear New Jersey highways and major roadways, but the worst of this winter storm may not have come yet.
The National Weather Service has a blizzard warning in effect for the state. High winds — with gusts of up to 45 miles per hour — are expected this afternoon. Possible whiteout conditions will make travel dangerous, and officials are advising residents to stay at home if possible.
TRENTON – Senators from both parties introduced legislation to reform New Jersey’s troubled pension system on Monday.
NEW BRUNSWICK – A Middlesex County grand jury has handed up an indictment against a Plainfield man who is accused of killing a Rahway resident outside a Piscataway bowling alley in November.
UNION COUNTY — Berkeley College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD, has announced that several high school seniors from Union County have received scholarships to attend Berkeley College.