TRENTON — The state Senate rejected — by a vote of 14 to 20, with six senators not voting — a bill sponsored by Sen. Raymond Lesniak aimed at legalizing gay marriage in New Jersey.
Army Spc. Nilza Betancourt, Army Capt. Kevin Braine, Air Force 1st Lt. Purvi Desai, Army Sgt. Reno Durand, Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Newton, Army Major Felix Oduwa, Navy Seaman Apprentice Michael Pappas, Army Staff Sgt. Jose Rolon, Air Force Tech Sgt. Leo Van Miert and Air Force Lt. Col. Corey Wormack extend holiday wishes to their families in New Jersey.
TRENTON – A former Essex County insurance company employee has been sentenced for her role in a scheme to steal more than $94,100 through fraudulent disability insurance claims, Attorney General Anne Milgram and Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni announced.…
EDISON—Kindergartners at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison learned how to say and count numbers in Latin on Dec. 9 from students in the Middle School Latin class.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – The Northfield Bank Foundation has awarded a total of $95,000 in grants to non-profit organizations in New Jersey during 2009.
PLAINFIELD – The Tri-County Red Cross is holding the first ever “Red Cross Resolutions Gym-A-Thon” from Jan. 16-24, 2010 at fitness centers, living rooms and trails throughout Union, Middlesex and Somerset counties.
ELIZABETH—Clifton Hall, who was awaiting trial on a 1985 Plainfield double homicide, died in jail late Friday evening, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow. Hall had been ill and was diagnosed with kidney failure prior to his death.
NEWARK—Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) announced last week it is offering free home energy audits and free or low-cost energy conservation measures to eligible customers in the 25 Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) municipalities located in the utility’s service territory.
SCOTCH PLAINS—Union Catholic High School is proud to announce that seniors Megan Derisse of Roselle, Jaelynn Lee of Plainfield and Aaron Pinkard of Plainfield have been selected as recipients of the 2009 New Jersey Rising Scholars Student Recognition Award.
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has authorized the purchase of three parcels of land totaling approximately five acres for $1.74 million from the Open Space, Recreation and Historic Preservation Trust Fund.