PISCATAWAY – The 2011 Critical Life Issues Conference, sponsored by the Diocese of Metuchen Office of Respect for Life, will be held on Saturday, October 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, 146 Metlars Lane.
Heart Walk • Oct. 1 – Join the American Heart Association at the Central Jersey Heart Walk at Duke Island Park, Bridgewater. Info: 1-609-208-0020 or www.centralnjheartwalk.org
PLAINFIELD — The Union County Homicide Task Force arrested a Plainfield man earlier today after he was charged in connection with a March homicide, Union County First Assistant Albert Cernadas, Jr. announced.
KEARNY — Acting Gov. Kim Guadagno visited a solar energy site being built on a former Kearny landfill yesterday. Approximately 2,000 solar panels are in place now, and the 13-acre facility is expected to come on-line by the end of the year. During a press conference, Guadagno noted that New Jersey has passed California in the number of solar panels installed. (Photo credit: Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen)
NEWARK- The Newark Bears are hosting the inaugural “Stadium of Screams” Halloween Bash at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium at 450 Broad Street in Newark.
STATE – The FEMA/state Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will close on Sundays, announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.
STATE — Starting early next year, Bank of America will begin charging debit-card users a $5 per month fee to pay for purchases. Several other banks have also recently introduced or started testing debit card fees recently.
NEW BRUNSWICK – An extensive investigation of the police shooting that resulted in the death of a New Brunswick resident continues, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan said last night.
WOODBRIDGE – Featuring the sort of offensive firepower that game spectators have come to expect, Team Vitale – organized by State Senator Joseph Vitale and the Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce – decimated their opponents, NJ 101.5, in an entertaining charity softball game to benefit Habitat for Humanity.