ELIZABETH — After only four hours of deliberation, a Union County jury returned a guilty verdict Friday against a 26-year-old Plainfield man for first-degree attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapon offenses, relating to a 2008 stabbing in Plainfield.
STATE–If your household is like most in America, you could be unwittingly contributing to accidental poisonings, drug overdoses, and drug abuse, simply by keeping unused, outdated, or expired pharmaceuticals in your medicine cabinet.
NEWARK – The New Jersey Bureau of Securities (Bureau) is reminding New Jersey’s senior citizens about a new law prohibiting the use of misleading “senior” or “retirement” professional designations in connection with securities brokerage and investment advisory activities.
TRENTON – Assembly panels on Monday will convene hearings on the Christie administration’s decision to suspend work on the new Hudson River rail tunnel, the economic impact of the elimination of film and digital media tax credits, the state’s farmland assessment program and ways to cut education mandates to combat property taxes.
TRENTON – Legislation to set guidelines for school superintendent contracts was approved on Thursday 11-0 by the Assembly Education Committee.
STATE – Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 3 to 14 years old, according to 2006 figures from the National Center for Health Statistics. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 8,959 lives have been saved from 1975 to 2008 by the proper use of child safety seats.
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve heard conflicting reports regarding how long it really takes for a plastic grocery bag to decompose. Can you set the record straight? — Martha Blount, San Diego, CA
ELIZABETH–Trinitas Regional Medical Center, in partnership with the Greater New York Kidney Foundation, will again serve as a Kidney Early Evaluation Program (KEEP) site where members of the community can receive valuable health screenings to determine if they are at risk for kidney disease.
EDISON–WWE Champion and Hall of Fame legend, Tony “Mr. USA” Atlas, will headline a full card of bouts at the upcoming Fall Family Spectacular in Edison on Sept. 25.
WOODBRIDGE — The Woodbridge Department of Health & Human Services and Animal Control Division is offering free rabies inoculations for township dogs and cats on Monday, Sept. 20 and Wednesday, Sept. 22.
Back when Marilyn Randall was a kid, she didn’t have to send a friend request in order to become someone’s friend.
UPPER FREEHOLD – Perhaps you’ve always wanted to learn how to fish or hunt but weren’t sure how to get started. Or maybe you’ve been longing to strap on a backpack and venture onto the Appalachian Trail for a long weekend but were afraid you lacked the skills.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Vendors interested in selling their wares are invited to reserve a space for Community Service Day, which is being sponsored by New Brunswick Elks Lodge No. 324 on Sunday, Oct. 3, rain or shine.