Scotch Plains

Third shooting in four months leaves Rahway teen paralyzed

RAHWAY — The city’s third shooting in four months left one city teenager paralyzed and another facing decades in prison, but police have not recovered the weapon used in any of three separate crimes. A dispute between two 16-year-old boys…

Scutari talks pot & scandal on MSNBC

LINDEN — Sen. Nicholas Scutari provided insight about the investigation into the George Washington Bridge scandal that has been dogging GOP Gov. Chris Christie during an interview on MSNBC that aired live on Saturday. Scutari also discussed his initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in…

Holt near your home

STATE — Rep. Rush Holt (D-12) is holding a series of community offices in towns throughout central New Jersey. Members of Holt’s staff will be available to assist residents who are having problems with Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the VA,…

Bank Donates To Central Jersey Food Banks

Stephany Kim, Unity Bank Edison Branch Assistant Relationship Manager, (left) presents a $1,400 check to Jackie Goedesky, President of St. James Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen. Unity Bank and its employees will donate a total of $21,000 to 15 food pantries in Central Jersey and Easton, Pa. this month, one service organization for each Unity branch. (Photo courtesy of Unity Bank)

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Unity Bank and its employees will donate a total of $21,000 to 15 food pantries in Central Jersey and Easton, Pa. this month, one service organization for each Unity branch. The funds, which represent a 50 percent increase over the previous campaign, were donated by Unity Bank employees and matched by the bank as part of a special holiday community service project.

Raritan Valley Line To Introduce One-Seat Ride To Manhattan In March

An NJ Transit train at Plainfield Station (Photo credit: Adam E. Moreira)

STATE — NJ Transit will roll out a morning off-peak, one-seat ride on to New York’s Penn Station on the Raritan Valley Line starting March 2, 2014, the Raritan Valley Rail Coalition and the One-Seat Ride Coalition announced Monday.

[PHOTO] The Spirit Of Giving

Angel-Tree

EDISON — Kelly Lawrence of Scotch Plains, a seventh grade student at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, visits the Angel Tree to select an ornament with gift suggestions for autistic children attending the Crossroads School in Westfield. The gifts will be delivered to the school for autistic children later this month. (Photo courtesy of the Wardlaw-Hartridge School)