ELIZABETH — On Tuesday, a confirmed member of the Bloods street gang who led police on a high speed chase through Union and Elizabeth in 2009 was sentenced to nearly 30 years in state prison, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
TRENTON – State school aid increased by $850 million over last year’s budget, and Union County school districts will get $127 million more than last year according to figures released this week by the Christie administration.
TRENTON – Twenty-six people, including three bar employees and 23 underage patrons, were arrested early today at a bar in New Brunswick as a result of ABC’s College Initiative underage drinking enforcement program, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Director Jerry Fischer announced.
NEWARK – This spring, NJ Transit conducted its first systemwide customer satisfaction survey. The results are in, and the public transit agency passed – barely. Customers rated NJ Transit’s service as “acceptable” or “satisfactory” with a score of 5.2 on a 0 to 10 scale.
TRENTON – As part of Democrats’ effort to highlight the impact of Gov. Chris Christie’s cuts programs benefiting New Jersey’s middle-class and poor, the Assembly Budget Committee will meet next Tuesday to hear testimony how the cuts affect programs that serve children.
RAHWAY – Rahway Republicans are calling for the city’s school district to use extra state aid money provided in Gov. Chris Christie’s budget to fund property tax relief.
TRENTON – Democrats warned that yesterday’s Republican refusal to restore critical funding for municipalities will devastate New Jersey’s cities.
UNION COUNTY — Triple-platinum recording artists Collective Soul will headline at Union County MusicFest 2011 on Friday, Sept. 16. The five-day free music festival will also include performances by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes as well as The Smithereens.
ELIZABETH – The death of a woman whose body was discovered yesterday morning near Schiller Street is under investigation, authorities said.