The explosion of BP’s “Deepwater Horizon” drilling platform in the Gulf of Mexico has been disastrous for the environment, but as the oil continues to pour out, it is striking a deeper chord. Even hundreds of miles from the oil slick (for now), we are reminded of the vulnerability of New Jersey’s beaches and of those individuals who have dedicated their lives to preserving the majesty of the oceans.
ELIZABETH — Two members of the Crips street gang were found guilty on Thursday afternoon on 16 counts of first degree armed robbery and 16 counts of weapons offenses stemming from an hour-long crime spree that victimized nearly a dozen people throughout Elizabeth, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
TRENTON – A top city official in Perth Amboy under former Mayor Joseph Vas was sentenced to jail today and a second man who led Vas’ 2006 congressional campaign was sentenced to probation in connection with charges filed by the Division of Criminal Justice.
NEWARK—According to a study in the April 2010 issue of Pediatrics, children and adolescents spend more time with media than they do in any other activity except for sleeping.
RAHWAY – When the current school year ends, it will mark the end of Superintendent Frank Buglione’s 38-year career in the Rahway public school system.
TRENTON – One lucky New Jersey Lottery player has won the Powerball second prize of $200,000 for the Wednesday, June 16 drawing. The winning ticket, which was sold in Hudson County, was purchased at Quick Stop in Bayonne.
ELIZABETH – On Tuesday, June 15, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation recognized several Elizabeth public schools for transforming into healthier places for students and staff.
TRENTON –The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced new traffic patterns in connection with the ongoing project to replace the Amboy Avenue (County Route 653) bridge deck over Route 440 in Perth Amboy.
TRENTON — DEP Commissioner Bob Martin announced New Jersey is one of 11 states and the District of Columbia that has created the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), a regional group that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through transportation improvements and efficiencies.
STATE — Beach and pool weather is here, and most of us are anxious to bask in the sunlight. Before visiting some of the 127 miles of beaches in New Jersey, taking a dip in a swimming pool or doing yard work, it is important to take some precautions in order to be safe from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, which are the cause of many skin issues including skin cancer.
Who says you can’t teach an old dad new twists? All across the nation this Father’s Day weekend, people are telling their fathers, grandfathers, and other special men in their lives about a new “twist” in the law that may help them qualify for extra help paying for costs associated with their prescription drugs.
CARTERET — On Monday, June 21, Carteret Mayor Dan Reiman and the Carteret Business Partnership, Inc. will host its annual board meeting with special guest Jason Worilds, 2010 draft pick for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
ROSEMONT, Ill.–The 2010 FIFA World Cup™ brings the biggest fans and the best soccer players together for an incredible month-long competition.