ASBURY PARK – On June 26, New Jersey residents joined to create the largest global gathering against offshore drilling. Citizens met at Asbury Park Boardwalk and joined hands along the shoreline as part of an international Hands Across the Sand day of action.
UNION – Premiere Stages, a theatre company in residence at Kean University, recently received a $1,000 grant from The Provident Bank Foundation. The donation will help support the company’s 2010 season, which opened this past weekend. The season will include a new drama, a new play in co-production with Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, and the development of a new comedy.
LINDEN — The Linden Retired Men’s Club held a Hawaiian luau party for members and their guests on Tuesday, June15, at the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center.
NEWARK – Atlantic League officials announced Monday that three members of the Newark Bears have been named to the 2010 Atlantic League All-Star Game.
MADISON — Drew University student Jonathan Ortiz of Rahway has been named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2010 semester.
ELIZABETH – An Elizabeth retailer sold one of two Jersey Cash 5 jackpot tickets that split the top prize of $ 565,438 for the drawing held on Sunday, June 27. Each winning ticket is worth $ 282,719.
From the patients in my office we can learn why Medicare and Medicaid cannot control costs. Neither the President, the Congress, nor learned journals are telling these stories.
OLD BRIDGE –Three 17-year-old Old Bridge residents have been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder following the death this morning of a 49-year-old township resident, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Acting Chief Robert Bonfante of the Old Bridge Police Department announced.
TRENTON – The state Senate approved a bill to restore nearly $7.5 million in cuts in the Governor’s proposed FY 2011 Budget for women’s health and family planning services by a veto-proof majority of 30-10.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Joseph Vitale which would preserve FamilyCare coverage for working parents and unfreeze enrollment for new applicants was approved by the Senate today by a vote of 23-17.
HAMILTON – AAA Mid-Atlantic projects that approximately 1,071,000 New Jersey residents will travel during the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend, an increase of 19% compared to 2009 4th of July travel.
RAHWAY–Conservative activist Steve Lonegan visited Rahway last week to talk about New Jersey’s state budget for the upcoming fiscal year. About 90 people attended the American Legion Hall to hear the head of the New Jersey chapter of Americans for Prosperity
EDISON – Edison police officers have reached agreement with the township on a five-year contract calling for annual pay raises between 1.5 and 2.5 percent.