Cheerleading is a sport, and it can be a dangerous one at that. The Brain Injury Association of New Jersey supports the General Assembly’s recent decision requiring the New Jersey Department of Education to include cheerleading in its student-athlete head injury safety training program.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the start of a project to resurface two miles of Route 1 & 9 in both directions from North Avenue in Elizabeth to Haynes Avenue in Newark.
STATE – Four local lawmakers have criticized Gov. Chris Christie’s line item veto cuts to education aid. Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Jerry Green and Asw. Linda Stender noted that 13 of 14 school systems in their district will lose funding thanks to the governor’s cuts, while every school system in Asm. Patrick J. Diegnan Jr. and Peter J. Barnes III’s district is a victim of the governor’s budget axe.
TRENTON – Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver says that a Republican bill that would allow public workers to opt out of joining a union is “dead on arrival.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. unemployment rate ticked up a tenth of a percent to 9.2 percent in June, according to data released today by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The economy added 57,000 private sector jobs, but that was offset by a drop of 39,000 government jobs for a net increase of just 18,000.
STATE — Municipal zoning in New Jersey has resulted in a land-use pattern promotes sprawl and limits the availability of affordable housing, according to a new study.
CLARK — Clark Recreation recently installed a plaque at its teen center recognizing former Clark Teen Center Director Chris Monaco for many years of dedicated service to the youth of Clark.
TRENTON – The state Assembly recently passed legislation that would require educational brochures on college loan repayment schedules to be created and distributed to high school students.
June 30 at 3:24 p.m. – Officers investigated an armed robbery at East Edgar Road (Routes 1&9) near South Park Avenue. A mustached man in his early 20s jumped up on the driver’s side of a delivery truck, pointed a black handgun at the driver and demanded cash.
RAHWAY – The Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal’s Kids Kingdom Traveling Jubilee will bring an afternoon of entertainment and activities for children to Rahway River Park off St. Georges Avenue in Rahway on Saturday, July 9, from 1 to 6 p.m.
PERTH AMBOY — One of two eastbound lanes on the Outerbridge Crossing will be closed for construction from 9 p.m. Friday, July 8, through 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, for necessary construction work.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Gina Antuono of Hillside and Ranndy Gee Tache of Spotswood recently were presented with community scholarships for $1,400 each by Menlo Park Mall and Brunswick Square on behalf of Simon Youth Foundation (SYF), a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and career development opportunities to youth.
ROSELLE PARK-More memories from John Kostopoulos: “Homes on Wheatsheaf Road were moved, except those on what is now Union Road. Wheatsheaf Road ran along the fall line, which many streams followed from northwest to southeast through the borough.