TRENTON – America’s number one prepaid cell phone provider, TracFone Wireless, Inc., announced that its federal Lifeline offering, SafeLink, will now offer participants of the program in New Jersey the choice of three monthly plans, including up to 250 minutes of free monthly talk time – nearly an hour more per month than is offered by any other competitor.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS — The annual Courtyard Carnival drew residents, patients and visitors to the Long Term Care Courtyard at Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County in Berkeley Heights. The popular event was organized by the facility’s Activities Therapy Department.
MEUCHEN — Jean Brosnan-Barth of Metuchen was elected to the Middlesex County College Board of Trustees. A 2010 graduate, she was elected by her classmates and will serve a one-year term.
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Ilana Rockman of Edison graduated from the College of Community and Public Affairs at Binghamton University, State University of New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in human development.
LAKEWOOD – Chase Austin hit a solo shot out to left to start the eleventh inning, and the Greensboro Grasshoppers took the first of a four game series against the BlueClaws 4-3 Tuesday night.
NEWARK – Isaiah Kaaihue blasted his second two-run homer of the game to cap a four-run eighth inning rally as the Newark Bears completed a 10-8 come-from-behind victory over the Lancaster Barnstormers Tuesday afternoon at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium.
If you want to know what tyranny is like, look around. The national government — specifically the executive branch — can do pretty much what it wants.
STATE – Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot could be worth up to $86 million, with a $58 million cash option.
TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono said she would become a sponsor of bipartisan legislation released by a Senate committee Monday that would provide an income tax credit to veterans who require psychological counseling and treatment upon returning home from war.
TRENTON – Legislation to remove demeaning language about people with disabilities from state statute was signed into law Monday.
RAHWAY – Rahway’s fire department has shrunk from 55 to 50 members this year, with another firefighter to retire this month. Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association #33 President Charles Leone expressed concerns about safety in light of the reductions.
STATE – New Jersey will receive $1 million to help crack down on health insurance premium increases, U.S. Health & Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Monday.
TRENTON — The owner of a Totowa nursing home pleaded guilty Monday to Medicaid fraud after a state investigation revealed that he billed the Medicaid program for $302,877 in improper and unsubstantiated costs, including more than $100,000 in personal expenses, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced.