CARTERET — Authorities are actively investigating the death of a 17-year-old who was shot near the Carteret library Wednesday afternoon, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Carteret Police Chief John Pieczyski announced today.
TRENTON – The state Assembly is scheduled to vote on bills that would promote electric car purchases, tighten immunization exceptions and restrict salaries and benefits at local and state authorities on Thursday.
TRENTON – The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and the New Jersey Prevention Network released a new public service campaign targeting binge and underage drinking in New Jersey’s 18-25 year old population on Wednesday.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Two former security officers for the New Brunswick Parking Authority have been sentenced for stealing a combined total of more than $100,000 in payments made by motorists to park in the city, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
STATE – The IRS sponsors community-based volunteer programs that offer free assistance with basic income tax preparation for qualifying taxpayers.
ELIZABETH — Gov. Chris Christie’s review of the Schools Development Authority construction program resulted in the recommendation to advance 10 projects in 2011, including the Academic Magnet High School in Elizabeth. These projects represent a state investment of almost $584 million.
SCOTCH PLAINS — Center For Hope Hospice & Palliative Care will offer a four-week lecture series titled “Journey through Grief.” The series will run Tuesday evenings, March 1 – 22 from 7–9 p.m.
ELIZABETH – United Way of Greater Union County’s African American Leadership Initiative (AALI) will host their signature event: “Making a Mark” Black History Month Celebration on Friday, Feb. 25
WEST ORANGE – Falls are the most common cause of injury in the United States, particularly among older adults. Whether it’s a slip on wet or icy pavement or a trip on a rug or stairway, the risk of bruises, broken bones and back and head injuries is significant.