ELIZABETH — An Elizabeth man was found guilty of kidnapping his ex-girlfriend at knifepoint, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
UNION COUNTY — The county’s two public swimming pools will soon be open to help residents beat the summer heat.
WOODBRIDGE – Asm. Craig J. Coughlin announced the second annual “Bowl for Hunger” charity event, in partnership with the Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation and Middlesex Water Company, at a press event Wednesday. The July 19 fundraiser will aid the community’s 32 food banks and soup kitchens.
WASHINGTON, D.C. —The Internal Revenue Service announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rates for the final six months of 2011 on Thursday.
CARTERET — Carteret has awarded a $2.2 million capital improvement contract to Cruz Contracting to complete sanitary sewer line upgrades, Mayor Dan Reiman announced this week.
TRENTON – One hundred inmates assigned to Department of Corrections work crews are helping the state’s Department of Transportation keep state highways clean as part of the Clean Up NJ campaign.
ELIZABETH – At the National Healthy Schools Forum in Little Rock, Arkansas, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation awarded Bronze and Silver Awards to 17 Elizabeth Public Schools for transforming their schools into healthier places for students and team members.
As a high school counselor, I have been to more than my fair share of graduations. Each one pretty much follows the same format. Yet, because each graduating class really does have a ‘personality,’ the student and teacher vibe at the ceremony can conjure up lots of emotion.
WESTFIELD – The Raritan Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross is planning an open house at the chapter on June 28 and 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will also be a “Dine Out” fundraiser on Thursday, June 30, at several participating restaurants.