EATONTOWN — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties (BBBSMMC) held its third annual casino night at Asbury Park Convention Hall on Friday, June 24. As over 400 guests walked through the doors of Convention Hall, they were overwhelmed by the dramatic transformation of this legendary venue into a true casino.
I’ve lived in the heartland for more than two decades. And I can tell you that there’s nothing like a sultry July night at the local ballpark, rooting for the home team, eating hot dogs and quaffing beer, watching fireworks viewed from damp, warm infield grass.
This Fourth of July marks 235 years since the Declaration of Independence was published. In this immortal document, the Spirit of ’76 was given its fullest, most eloquent expression. The Declaration is a timeless document, espousing eternal principles that, while forever historically identified with America, are universal in their application.
It’s the Spirit of Americans that makes us the greatest country with the most freedom and prosperity the world has ever known.
This July Fourth, as we celebrate the heroes who fought for America’s freedom, it is empowering to realize that each of us can be a hero. Just as our forebears stood up to colonial rule, we can take a stand when we hear of anyone—humans or animals—being mistreated.
ELIZABETH — A Union County Jury convicted an Elizabeth man earlier today of murder and weapon possession for his role in a 1989 homicide, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
TRENTON – Three men and the companies that they operated have been indicted on first-degree conspiracy and money laundering charges for allegedly defrauding five freight brokers out of $2.6 million through an elaborate shipping scam, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
TRENTON – A suspended New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) senior engineer and an alleged accomplice have been indicted on charges that they solicited a railroad company to fraudulently inflate the cost of a state-funded railroad repair project by more than $700,000 and pay them $325,000 in bribes, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
Three-quarters of high school students have smoked cigarettes, drunk alcohol or used another drug, and nearly half have done so within the past 30 days, according to a new report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at…