MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Six individuals have been arrested in a series of narcotics raids that also led to the seizure of more than $163,000 in synthetic marijuana and a chemical powder known as “bath salts,” which were being sold illegally at three smoke shops and a gas station convenience store in Middlesex County, Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today.
TRENTON – New Jersey Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee Chair Annette Quijano expressed concern about potential cuts to federal aid programs that affect public safety.
ELIZABETH — Students returning to classes at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth on Sept. 8 heard a message that was energizing and optimistic, yet challenging, during a school assembly to begin the academic year at the all-female Catholic college prep high school.
Director Steven Soderbergh’s “Contagion” incubated a dread in me months ago when coming attractions first warned of its inevitable breakout in theaters. So it’s good I was able to vaccinate myself against that preconception in just the nick of time. Otherwise I would have been prejudiced against what is certainly not your typical disaster movie.
UNION COUNTY – The 2011 Union County Fair at Oak Ridge Park in Clark gets underway this afternoon, featuring a full slate of carnival rides and attractions along with free MusicFest concerts each day until Sunday, Sept. 18.
CLARK — The Thursday, Oct. 6, Clark Seniors monthly meeting has been cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13. It will be held at the Brewer Senior Center, 430 Westfield Avenue at 1 p.m.
NEWARK — Newark Beth Israel Medical Center will host a free program, “Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Symposium for Patients and Families,” on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 6 – 8 p.m. The program will take place in the Parsonnet-Danzis Auditorium at NBIMC, located at 201 Lyons Avenue in Newark.
ELIZABETH — A lawyer representing Board President Marie Lynn Munn has denied rumors that she will resign Thursday from the the Elizabeth Board of Education seat she has held since 2007.
CLARK – Mother Seton Regional Girls’ High School in Clark is planning an informal open house on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. for all fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls and their parents.