In the mid-1980s, someone at the Coca-Cola Company had the bright idea of changing the formula of the nation’s most popular soft drink. In one of the biggest public relations debacles of all time, the company’s effort to convince Americans to switch to New Coke fell flat on its face.
RAHWAY – Police arrested a 29-year-old Rahway man this morning who they believe is responsible for a home invasion robbery that took place earlier this week on the 1100 block of Mayfair Drive.
STATE – Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot could be worth up to $100 million, with a $68.5 million cash option.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill to promote offshore wind energy on Thursday. The bipartisan measure is intended to spur economic growth in the Garden State through the development of renewable energy resources and the creation of green jobs.
SOUTH PLAINFIELD– A motorist was arrested Thursday and charged with drunk-driving and causing injuries to his passenger, who was thrown from his car when it was struck by a freight train.
WOODBRIDGE – Rep. Leonard Lance’s re-election bid is one of 50 races to watch this fall, according to CNN.
CARTERET–On Friday, Aug. 13, Mayor Dan Reiman joined with Councilman Vinny Bellino, former VFW Commander in Chief George Lisicki, and Carteret residents to formally rename Liebig Lane “Ivanitski Terrace.”
CARTERET — The borough has begun the bidding process for the construction of an extension to the pier at Waterfront Park, according to Mayor Dan Reiman.
Aug. 14 at 8:15 p.m. – Officers responded to a reported armed robbery at a deli on the 1100 block of South Wood Avenue. Two robbers, described as young black men wearing black clothing and cloths to cover their faces, entered the store.
LINDEN – Seven of 11 members of Linden’s City Council voted against the municipal budget this week. The $48.6 million spending plan called for a $344 tax increase for the average city homeowner, a 14 percent hike in the municipal property tax.
METUCHEN – The Forum Theatre announced two upcoming special film screenings.
WOODBRIDGE – The Township Health Department reminds pet owners that all cats five months and older must be licensed.
MOUNTAINSIDE — The Center for Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Auxiliary is presenting its annual fashion show and luncheon “Get Away in Style” on Sunday, Oct. 3, to be held at L’Affaire Caterers, Mountainside.