NEWARK –The Division of Criminal Justice is awarding $5,750,000 in federal grant funds to 17 New Jersey cities that are facing high levels of violent crime so that they can purchase “force multiplying” crime-fighting technologies for their police departments.
NEWARK – Checks totaling $1.54 million are being mailed to 72 investors who were defrauded by Robert Brennan, the restitution coming after the New Jersey Bureau of Securities successfully sued the infamous financier and then tracked down assets he had hidden.
OLD BRIDGE — The historic Cottrell Farm, an apple orchard in Old Bridge Township that dates to 1831, and the nearby Whitney Estates property will be preserved forever now that the two properties have entered the Middlesex County Open Space Preservation Program.
CRANFORD — NJ Blood Services (NJBS), a division of the New York Blood Center, recently made a special appeal for blood for Emma Rothman, a sixth grade Orange Avenue School student undergoing a heart transplant. More than 300 Cranford residents responded, with 104 pints of blood being donated.
ELIZABETH — Cristina Pinzon, an aide on the payroll of Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak, Asm. Joseph Cryan and Asw. Annette Quijano, is treasurer for three school board candidates who have shown virtually no interest in education elections.
NEW YORK, N.Y. – Following a decade of steady declines, a new report released Wednesday shows disturbing trends in teen drug and alcohol use since 2008.
RAHWAY –Students of Grover Cleveland School in Rahway and their families recently participated in its bi-annual Family Fitness Night. This event was held at the Y.M.C.A. in Rahway.
EDISON – The Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County will offer two classes for beginning and novice bridge players this spring. The classes, taught by Gil Hollander, are open to both members and non-members.
PERTH AMBOY — The dangers of under-age drinking will be showcased on April 14, as area youth, members of the faith community, Board of Education president and community leaders will address area youth and their parents at a town hall meeting to be held at the Alexander F. Jankowski Community Center in Perth Amboy.