LAKEWOOD, NJ – The BlueClaws blew yet another late lead Thursday night, falling to the West Virginia Power 4-3.
NEWARK – The Newark Bears earned a doubleheader and series split as they took the series finale 3-2 over the Bridgeport Bluefish on Thursday night at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. The Bears fell 15-6 in the game one of the doubleheader earlier in the day.
ELIZABETH — St. Mary of the Assumption High School announced that 39 students have been inducted into the National Honor Society.
TRENTON – For the third time this season, Rowan University defeated Kean University, as the sixth seeded Profs advance in the winner’s bracket past the second-seeded Cougars, 8-3, in the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional at Waterfront Park on Thursday evening.
Julianne Byun of J.P. Stevens High School (Edison) was presented a 2010 Caring Award by the Middlesex County Guidance Council.
ELIZABETH — Arlene Meny enjoys bike riding—as long as the route is fairly flat. So when the 62-year-old Summit resident is in the mood for some exercise, she will take her bike up to the Great Swamp or down the Shore.
UNION COUNTY — For the last 11 years, Sheriff Ralph G. Froehlich has been secretly collecting an $85,000 taxpayer-funded pension in addition to his six figure public salary. State pension officials have confirmed that Froehlich retired on June 1, 1999 without skipping a single paycheck due to special legislation created for the politically-connected ex-cop.
TRENTON- On Wednesday, Gov. Chris Christie announced plans to restore senior prescription drug assistance benefits to their pre-fiscal year 2011 budget levels.
STATE – Jobless claims jumped by 25,000, to 471,000 for the week ending May 15 according to data released today by the federal government.
UNION COUNTY — The pastor of a Newark church and one of his congregants were arrested earlier this week and face a variety of charges after it was revealed that they forced teenage girls to videotape the pair engaged in sexual acts at a Linden motel, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced Wednesday.
STATE – Even though the grand prize was not awarded in Wednesday evening’s Powerball drawing, a New Jersey retailer sold a ticket that won the $200,000 second prize for matching all 5 white numbers.
TRENTON – Sophomore Ryan Zamorsky pitched a five-hit, complete game shutout to lead the Kean University baseball team to a 3-0 win over Manhattanville College in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Mid-Atlantic Regional on Wednesday evening.
NEWARK– The Newark Bears and Bridgeport Bluefish split a doubleheader on Wednesday night at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. The Bears, behind Kearny native Matt Smith, sunk the ‘Fish 4-3. Bridgeport took the nightcap 8-2 for the split.