NEW YORK, N.Y.—Alyssa Campanella, Miss USA 2011, proudly waved to this year’s spectators at the annual Columbus Day Parade held yesterday along Fifth Avenue.
UNION COUNTY — The U.S. Small Business Administration opened a Business Recovery Center in Plainfield and other parts of the state today. These centers will provide one-on-one assistance to business owners seeking disaster assistance for losses caused by Hurricane Irene that occurred between Aug. 27 and Sept. 5.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A former New Brunswick police sergeant with mishandling 81 internal affairs investigations over a five-year period, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Brunswick Police Director Anthony A. Caputo announced.
STATE – Gov. Chris Christie endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s bid for president today at a surprise joint appearance in New Hampshire this afternoon.
RAHWAY – Beginning Monday, Oct. 17, Rahway will eliminate school crossing guard posts at the intersections of East Grand Avenue & Paterson Street and West Scott Avenue & Whittier Street.
PERTH AMBOY – Police arrested a senior state corrections officer for allegedly buying cocaine moments before they planned to execute a search warrant at a suspected drug dealer’s home on Friday, authorities said.
NEW BRUNSWICK – Families, friends, and advocates across New Jersey gathered at the Bergen Town Center in Paramus on Saturday, Oct. 1 for Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey’s “Footsteps for Families” walk-a-thon. With donations and sponsorships collected both online and offline by walkers, over $10,000 was raised to support the organization’s strong prevention programs throughout the state.
CLARK – On Sept. 21, the International Day of Peace, students from all grades at St. Agnes School in Clark created pinwheels in honor of world peace.
UNION COUNTY — At the beginning of the 2011-12 school season, Union County Crime Stoppers officially launched its Campus Crime Stoppers program in all Union County middle and high schools.