STATE – Gov. Chris Christie has declared a state of emergency as New Jersey awaits the arrival of Hurricane Irene. The move allows the National Guard to deploy resources throughout the state immediately.
EDISON — A central New Jersey club that has never before hosted a PGA Tour event is making its debut in the circuit today in the Barclays, the first event of the PGA Tour’s Playoffs for the FedEx Cup.
TRENTON – The state Senate passed a bill that would require facilities such as hospitals, hotels, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, boarding house and homeless shelters to have a bedbug maintenance plan in place.
ELIZABETH — A Plainfield man who led police on a chase through five towns and at one point tried to run down a state trooper was convicted following a bench trial before Superior Court Judge Stuart Peim.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie conditionally vetoed a bill that would have banned a controversial procedure to drill for natural gas, earning the ire of environmentalists.
EDISON – Edison Township Public Schools has partnered with Blackboard Inc. to launch a custom-designed mobile application to enhance school and district communications, the company announced today.
TRENTON—Nearly 29 percent of New Jersey school districts – 170 of the 589 school districts and educational services commission tracked by the New Jersey School Boards Association – changed superintendents in 2010-2011, according to an NJSBA report.
CARTERET- Carteret Councilwoman Susan Naples and Councilman Randy Krum will mark the beginning of the campaign season with a “Canvassing Kick-off” event on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The pair will join Carteret Mayor Dan Reiman and a host of volunteers in what will be the start of an aggressive campaign for re-election.
ELIZABETH — A Plainfield man was sentenced to 20 years in state prison Monday, having been found guilty of drug charges in March, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.