LAWTON, Okla. — Army National Guard Pvt. Yefferson M. Ortega has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Just a few months ago, President Obama signed the healthcare bill into law, amidst much fanfare in Washington. But in Trenton, we’re hearing a different tune from small business owners. They’re asking: How much is this going to cost me, how can I opt out, isn’t there any way to stop this from taking effect?
TRENTON – Leaders in the Democrat-controlled state Assembly announced that a vote to override Gov. Chris Christie’s veto of bills restoring the “millionaire’s tax” and using the revenue to restore property tax relief for seniors has been scheduled for Monday.
NEWARK – Reggie Taylor had two hits, including a two-run homer, but delivered the key hit with an RBI single in the 10th inning, leading the Lancaster Barnstormers to a 4-3 come-from-behind win over the Newark Bears Tuesday afternoon at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium.
STATE – With all the votes counted and Highlands Mayor Anna Little still holding the lead, challenger Diane Gooch is finally ready to throw in the towel. The two women ran an exceptionally close race for the Republican nomination to run for Congress in New Jersey’s Sixth District.
ELIZABETH – This morning, a Union County jury found Edariel “Riddicc” Melendez guilty on two counts of murder, aggravated assault and weapons offences for two separate 2007 homicides that occurred in Elizabeth, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
TRENTON – A former Roselle Park police sergeant pleaded guilty Monday to possession of child pornography, admitting he had acquired approximately 1,000 criminal images, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
ELIZABETH — The campaign manager for a group of challengers in the recent primary is demanding action from the state Attorney General’s Office concerning “serious breaches to the integrity of the election process.”
STATE — New Jersey voters favor expanding slot machines to the Meadowlands and other existing horse racetracks, according to a recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™. The study was underwritten by Trot-PAC.
ELIZABETH – Rafael J. Fajardo announced he was stepping down as an Elizabeth Board of Education member after 30 years of dedicated service at the June 10 monthly meeting.
TRENTON – Legislation to prohibit the use of reflective glass beads with high arsenic content in state roadway projects was released Monday from the Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee.
June 1 at 8:04 a.m. – Detective David Satkowski investigated a report of criminal mischief to a motor vehicle, which was parked at a Hall Drive residence.
RAHWAY — Patrick Cassio, the Rahway Republican candidate for mayor, has selected George Wagenhoffer as his campaign manager. Wagenhoffer is a former Republican councilman who is well known in the city and is “respected for his honesty and integrity,” according to Cassio.