ELIZABETH – A battle is looming in Trenton. Gov. Chris Christie has proposed drastic cuts in funding to balance the state’s budget and dramatic changes in the way New Jersey government is operated. Democratic leadership in the Legislature has proposed an alternate budget.
UNION—On Monday, May 17, at 7 p.m., the Union Public Library will host a presentation on two of New Jersey’s most famous and colorful political figures of its past: Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague, and Atlantic City Mayor Enoch L. “Nucky” Johnson.
SPRINGFIELD — The AAA New Jersey Automobile Club will be hosting a driver improvement program at the AAA Car Care Center in Springfield (135 Route 22 East) on Tuesday, May 25 and Wednesday, May 26 from 5:30 – 8 p.m.
MILLBURN — Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS—Attention caregivers, do you feel tired? Are you overwhelmed and stressed? Caring for a loved one can bring on those feelings. You are not alone.
HELMETTA – The Middlesex County Public Health Department is reporting that a raccoon tested positive for rabies in Helmetta, in the vicinity of Railroad Avenue and John Place.
CLARK — Clark Recreation teamed up with Central Jersey Skate shop in Edison to introduce a skateboard clinic.
EDISON — Eileen K. Palumbo, director of shared service benefits at Johnson & Johnson and a member of the Middlesex County College Board of Trustees, was presented with the 2010 Alumna of the Year Award during Celebration Day, an annual event that honors members of the college community.
Taylor Lier of Edison High School was presented a 2010 Caring Award by the Middlesex County Guidance Council.
Selection of trees for planting in a home landscape depends on the desired effect and the purpose the trees will satisfy in the landscape, explains Tchukki Andersen, staff arborist with the Tree Care Industry Association.
TRENTON – New Jersey authorities announced the indictment of 34 members and associates of the New York-based Lucchese crime family on charges of racketeering, conspiracy and money laundering.
NEWARK – An Elizabeth man appeared Thursday afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Claire C. Cecchi on the charge of robbing a TD Bank in Rahway, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
STATE — Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday’s Powerball lottery drawing, the jackpot will grow to an estimated $120 million.