STATE – Municipalities found out how much regular state aid they could expect under Gov. Chris Christie’s budget proposal yesterday.
STATE – Local school districts found out just how much state aid they would lose under Gov. Chris Christie’s budget proposal on Thursday. Some suburban districts would see their aid eliminated entirely, while urban districts stand to be the biggest losers in pure dollar value.
Live Music • March 18 from 9 p.m. – midnight – Robert Ross will perform at Robin’s Nest, 3103 Tremley Point Rd., Linden. For info, call 1-908-290-3090.
STATE — Campaign finance records show that an alleged al-Qaida member who grew up in New Jersey received $75 as an election day worker for Gov. Jon Corzine’s campaign in 2005.
STATE — Residents of Linden and Rahway heard a tremendous boom at about 9 a.m. Sunday, but officials say it was just thunder from the incredible storm that struck all weekend.
Pouring rain and fierce winds triggered flood warnings, downed trees, closed roads and stopped trains across New Jersey. The National Weather Service clocked wind gusts of up to 70 mph.
Martin Hellwig also allegedly used a police vehicle to drive to the male prostitute’s house in North Jersey while on duty.
Kane confirmed the legitimacy of documents purported to be a police report and copies of e-mail messages between Hellwig and the alleged hooker, Jason Taylor.
ELIZABETH—The Union County freeholders will hold two open public hearings for the review of the 2010 executive budget.
Book Sale • March 12 & 13 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – The Friends of the Cranford Public Library will hold a used book sale in the cellar of the library, located at 224 Walnut Ave. Most prices range from 25 cents to $6. For info, call 908-709-7281.
ELIZABETH – United Way of Greater Union County, Union County College, and the County of Union’s Department of Human Services have partnered to launch Reconnections, a program to assist formerly incarcerated individuals to gain access to services to help develop skills that they can use to make their lives better.
PLAINFIELD—United Way of Greater Union County’s African American Leadership Committee will host their signature event: “Making a Mark” on Friday, March 12, at The Burney Manor 1127 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield.