COLUMBIA, S.C. — Army National Guard Pvt. Tyler J. Kernan has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today that his office will file a motion with a Family Court judge seeking a waiver to try five teens charged with the murder of Dr. Divyendu Sinha as adults.
STATE – New Jersey initial unemployment claims increased by 6,167 for the week ending July 3, according to data released by the federal Department of Labor today.
FROM CLIFFVIEW PILOT: The letters began hitting mailboxes late last week. For 967 recipients in New Jersey, the contents hurt: Facing its smallest budget in five years, the state changed eligibility requirements for those covered by its AIDS Drug Distribution Program, which pays for thousands of dollars in medications for low-to-middle-income, underinsured people who are HIV-positive.
TRENTON –The sentencing of former Assemblyman Neil Cohen was adjourned at the defendant’s request and rescheduled for Aug. 13 at 9 a.m. before Superior Court Judge Gerald Council in Trenton.
OLD BRIDGE – Dr. Divyendu Sinha will be remembered at a vigil on Sunday, July 18, at Old Bridge High School. The memorial service will be held from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
CLARK — The Township of Clark Health and Police Departments have received calls regarding coyote sightings, according to township officials.
NEWARK — NJ TRANSIT Executive Director James Weinstein announced plans to conduct a 90-day pilot program to test the feasibility of offering “Quiet Commute” cars on NJ TRANSIT trains.
TRENTON – Legislation intended to help streamline state government by getting rid of inactive boards, commissions, committees and task forces is closer to becoming law.
TRENTON — The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced the upcoming closure of the I-78 Express lanes in each direction in Union Township and Hillside from milepost 52.8 to milepost 55.
EAST BRUNSWICK — Family physician and first grade student Renata and Isabella Dussias came together to create Narcheezus, a narcissistic mouse who is the star of a new children’s book.
WESTFIELD — CONTACT We Care, Inc., a 24-hour caring and crisis hotline, will begin a comprehensive 36-hour volunteer training class on Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 170 Elm Street in Westfield.
NEW JERSEY – Beginning Friday, July 16 through Sunday, July 18, Wegmans will donate $0.50 for every Driscoll’s strawberry product package (any size) sold at each of their New Jersey stores to the Children’s Home Society of New Jersey.