ELIZABETH – The United Ways of Central Jersey, Hudson, Greater Mercer, Monmouth and Greater Union counties announced that they have joined together for a summer “Stuff The Bus” drive to provide school supplies to the children in their communities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Jersey will receive $997,324 from the land and water conservation fund, according to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, who announced $37.4 million in state grants to establish and renovate parks and open spaces throughout the nation.
DOVER – Six students from Union County are among more than 200 who received diplomas from Dover Business College during the school’s summer commencement ceremony held July 16, according to college President Timothy D. Luing.
CRANFORD – The Cranford Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the 50th annual Pride in Cranford Awards dinner, which will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 6–9:30 p.m. at the Galloping Hill Inn, 325 Chestnut Street in Union.
EDISON – The Edison Township Public Library Board of Trustees will hold the remainder of their 2011 meetings at the main library on the following Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.: Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14. The trustees used to meet on Tuesdays.
Every day in America, half a million people sit in local jails awaiting trial. They are there because they can’t afford to make bail. Two of every three of these people are charged with nonviolent offenses and are simply waiting to face their accusers.
ELIZABETH — Earlier this week, a Union County Grand Jury handed down a 74-count indictment against a Union Township doctor and his brother after an investigation revealed that they submitted millions of dollars in allegedly fraudulent Medicare and private insurance health care claims, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
CARTERET — The long awaited pier extension to the Veterans Memorial Fishing Pier at Carteret Waterfront Park is well into construction and is expected to conclude early this fall, according to Mayor Dan Reiman.
TRENTON — Legislation to support recreation and conservation projects with voter-approved funding for open space preservation was signed into law Wednesday. The projects include several in Middlesex.