LAKEWOOD – Former Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Mickey Morandini will manage the Lakewood BlueClaws in 2012, it was announced by the Phillies on Monday. Morandini is joined on the staff by hitting coach Greg Legg and pitching coach Les Lancaster.
PERTH AMBOY – Perth Amboy police were able to prevent a city resident from carrying out his threat to jump from the Victory Bridge Sunday night, according to Deputy Police Chief Benjamin Ruiz.
TRENTON — Having valuable public documents go missing is not a rare occurrence, but having them turn up in good condition certainly is. Last week, the New Jersey State Library presented one of those documents, from 1716, on to the State Archives.
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Vo-Tech Schools are in the news again, with one Vo-Tech senior planning to attend Yale University next year and another recent Vo-Tech graduate honored with an international prize for excellence in academic achievement at Columbia University.
PERTH AMBOY – A 36-year-old Woodbridge woman was arrested after she allegedly tried to fill a forged prescription for Oxycodone at a Perth Amboy pharmacy, police said.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie today announced the nomination of Richard E. Constable, III, currently deputy commissioner at the Department of Labor and Workforce Development, to succeed Commissioner Lori Grifa at the Department of Community Affairs.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Assembly Democrats John Wisniewski, Jerry Green and Mila Jasey to require the installation of a fire suppression system in new single and two-family homes was released Monday by an Assembly panel.
LINDEN – Morning Star Community Christian Center is helping to make sure that some local families will have a Thanksgiving dinner this year.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats that is intended to spur economic development was released Monday by an Assembly panel.