WEST PATERSON– cinquino+co., an integrated brand communications agency based in New Jersey, recently announced the creation of a public relations and social media division and has tapped veteran media strategist, John J. Passuth, as the group’s Senior Director, Public Relations + Social Media.
CLARK — Four students achieving high academic standing from Arthur L. Johnson High School in Clark were awarded Bartell Scholarships at an awards ceremony June 8. The winner of the ALJ Entrepreneurial Award in memory of Leslie B. Bartell was Lisa Hagen.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — William E. Madsen has entered Basic Cadet Training at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., in preparation to enter the first academic year at the academy.
SOUTH ORANGE– Seton Hall men’s basketball head coach Kevin Willard announced yesterday that Aaron Geramipoor (Manchester, England) has signed a national letter of intent to attend the University and play basketball for the Pirates during the 2010-11 season.
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Allison Terkowitz of Edison was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
NEWARK – A former Edison Little League coach pleaded guilty today to possession of child pornography, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A corrections officer at East Jersey State Prison has been sentenced to serve a three-year prison term for supplying cell phones to an inmate, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today.
STATE — New Jersey employment contracted marginally in June while the state’s unemployment rate continued to trend lower from the recessionary high reached in December 2009. The state’s unemployment rate edged down by 0.1 percentage point in June to 9.6 percent, just above the national rate of 9.5 percent.
TRENTON – Noting data that shows New Jersey led the nation in new unemployment claims at the end of June, Senate Budget and Appropriations Chairman Paul Sarlo said the figures show that the administration’s fiscal policies are not stimulating the economy or creating new jobs.
WOODBRIDGE — The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services has been notified by the New Jersey Department of Health of a positive case of rabies in a raccoon trapped in Avenel.
July 10 at 1:08 a.m. – Police responded to a report of armed men at the 300 block of McCandless Street. The suspects attempted to flee police, but stopped when ordered at gunpoint.
EDISON — Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) joined with Edison’s Mayor Antonia Ricigliano to mark the start of construction of the Silver Lake Solar Farm last week.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Did you know that your summer day care expenses may qualify for an income tax credit? Many parents who work or are looking for work must arrange for care of their children under 13 years of age during the school vacation. Those expenses may help you get a credit on next year’s tax return.