ELIZABETH — A 22-year veteran of the Plainfield Police Department was convicted on a single count of 2nd Degree Insurance Fraud yesterday, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
MIDDLSEX COUNTY – Perth Amboy will have three new City Council members. Voters elected board of education president Ken Gonzalez, former volunteer fire chief William Petrick and former school board member Joel Pabon from a field of eight in yesterday’s non-partisan municipal elections.
PLAINSBORO — A Boy Scout troop administrator and retired Edison school teacher has been arrested on charges of viewing and possessing child pornography, authorities said yesterday.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – The Newark Bears defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 6-5 on Tuesday night at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
STATE — The Powerball jackpot continues to grow, reaching an estimated $97 million because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Saturday’s drawing.
CRANFORD – Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state of New Jersey Office of Emergency Management announced that the Disaster Recovery Center at Cranford Borough Hall will end operations today at 6 p.m.
NEWARK—Have you recently received a large number of strange and unexplained calls on your mobile or landline telephones?
RAHWAY–When the parishes of St. Mary and St. Mark officially merge on July 1, the Catholic community in Rahway will abound in joy and celebration. What many individuals sensed was inevitable will finally come to pass this summer after many years of sometimes acrimonious meetings between members of these two much-loved churches.
TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) has proposed legislation designed to institute efficiencies in the unemployment insurance (UI) system that would benefit laid-off workers and employers alike, while protecting those in dire financial circumstances from certain abuses that have recently come to light.
TRENTON –New Jersey has received $1.3 million in a settlement with Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc. regarding “best price” violations and resulting losses to New Jersey’s Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD) and Senior Gold (SG) Pharmaceutical Assistance programs, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced yesterday.
UNION—On Monday, May 24, at 2 p.m., the Union Public Library will host an informational presentation “Do I Need a Living Will?”
MADISON – Bucky and John Pizzarelli, Harry Allen, Cecil Brooks III, and the George Gee Swing Orchestra are some of the headliners at Jazzfest 2010 sponsored by RXR and presented by the New Jersey Jazz Society.
PERTH AMBOY – An exhibition of student artwork is on display through June 19 at the Perth Amboy Gallery Center for the Arts, a non-profit art center.