ELIZABETH – According to data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report, 1,288 incidents of violent crime were reported in Elizabeth last year. That was a 14.6 percent increase from the 1,124 incidents reported in 2008, and a 56.5 percent increase from the 823 incidents in 2005.
NEWARK – A 21-year-old suspect admitted pulling the trigger to kill three Newark teens in a 2007 schoolyard shooting that received national attention.
TRENTON- An alarming resurgence in bed bugs is causing many New Jersey residents to seek quick and deadly means to eradicate the pesky and persistent creatures.
LINDEN – Last week, members of the Linden Police Department’s Narcotics Bureau and agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration seized over 130 lbs. of marijuana at an East Linden Avenue business, police said.
RAHWAY – An upgrade to the railway signal system near Rahway Station will have a major impact on weekend rail commuters.
LINDEN – A pizzeria on East St. Georges Avenue was robbed at gunpoint just after closing Monday night, police said.
LAUREL, Del. – An Elizabeth man was arrested Saturday in Laurel, Del. after police discovered more than 400 untaxed cigarette cartons in his vehicle during a traffic stop, according to a report on DelmarvaNow.com.
NEWARK – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) approved the extension (phase III) of the federally funded appliance rebate program at its most recent board meeting.
WOODBRIDGE – Mayor John E. McCormac announced yesterday that the 2010 Mayor’s Summer Concert Series brought in nearly 60,000 pounds of food for township food pantries.
SPRINGFIELD — Township residents will be able to recycle electronics, appliances and yard waste through a new program being offered by Springfield’s Department of Public Works.
TRENTON – Troubled by the recent decline in back seat restraint use by children between the ages of eight and 18, New Jersey traffic safety officials reminded parents and caregivers of the life-saving importance of making sure children are properly buckled up in a vehicle, every ride.
LINDEN — Linden AARP Chapter # 1894 will hold its first meeting of the 2010-2011 year on Friday, Sept. 24, at the Linden Presbyterian Church, 1506 Orchard Terrace, promptly at 1 p.m.
Suffering from allergies isn’t any fun. Even with mild symptoms like a runny nose and itchy eyes, it’s a daily annoyance. But for some people allergies can be very dangerous, causing their blood pressure to drop and their airways to close.