STATE – According to a newly-released report by the New Jersey State Police, gangs are present in 45 percent of New Jersey’s municipalities. Nearly all of the state’s 566 municipalities responded to the survey, with only Elizabeth declining.
ELIZABETH – A reputed organized crime associate made political campaign contributions to Assemblyman Joe Cryan, whose legislative partner, state Sen. Ray Lesniak, wants to disband the commission created to drive the mob out of the waterfront in the Port of New York-New Jersey.
TRENTON – Legislation that would create new funds to benefit the New Jersey Red Cross, cancer research, active duty soldiers and the New Jersey Boys and Girls Clubs through voluntary contributions on the state’s corporate and personal income tax returns is moving forward.
TRENTON – Legislation to create a statewide public safety interoperable communications council to make such a system reality has been signed into law.
CLARK — Saint John the Apostle School, on the border of Clark and Linden, has been “Inspiring Mind and Soul” for over 60 years, offering a Catholic education with high academic standards and a program of strong moral values. Families are invited to visit the campus and see what the school has to offer during Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 30 – Feb. 4.
WOODBRIDGE – The Barron Arts Center will be hosting an art exhibit in honor of the Chinese New Year 2011: Year of the Rabbit.
CLARK — Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of the contributions of the Catholic schools to the educational landscape in the United States. Saint Agnes School in Clark will begin its celebration on Saturday, Jan. 29 at the 5:30 p.m. Mass at Saint Agnes Church.
In that old sitcom, The Honeymooners, whenever Ralph Kramden was outsmarted by his wife, he would make a fist and yell out to her in utter frustration, “One of these days, Alice, pow! Right in the kisser!”
NEW BRUNSWICK—State Theatre presents “Stomp”, the international percussion sensation on Friday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.