EDISON — The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison recognized and paid tribute to first responders in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks with a special assembly on Sept. 9.
STATE – Activists are demanding that Ford Motor Company clean up toxic waste at a state park site after the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection stopped the company from taking ownership of part of the land last month.
Aug. 23 at 9:34 p.m. – At Barnes & Noble Bookstore on the 1100 block of Raritan Road, Officer Eric Richter arrested Bloomfield resident Peter Primavera, Jr., 53, and charged him with shoplifting. The suspect was also detained on two outstanding warrants from Atlantic Highlands and East Orange. He was subsequently released after posting bail.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s official poverty rate climbed for the third straight year, reaching 15.1 percent in 2010 according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau today.
On June 26, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Chrristie spoke at a top-secret strategy meeting hosted by the ultra-conservative Koch Brothers at the Ritz-Carlton resort near Vail, Colorado, where he told big-money GOP donors that he had his sights set on dramatic program cuts in the state and called for reductions in Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin’s second annual Bowl For Hunger event, held in partnership with the Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation and Middlesex Water Company, raised more than $14,000 for Middlesex County food banks.
RAHWAY — Three partners at Team Law, a Rahway-based law firm, have been named to the 2011 Super Lawyers list.
STATE – Nearly $38 million in federal disaster assistance has been distributed to New Jerseyans recovering from Hurricane Irene, but yesterday Republicans in Congress blocked a bill to authorize $7 billion for natural disaster victims, injecting uncertainty into the flood recovery process.
JERSEY CITY — Senior left defender Nicole Sarica (Linden) has been named the NJCU women’s athlete of the week for the first time in her Gothic Knight career after being selected as the New Jersey Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for week two of the 2011 season.