NEWARK – NBC weight loss program “The Biggest Loser” filmed a segment at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark as part of the show’s “Pound for Pound Challenge” community weight loss initiative.
WESTFIELD – The Board of Education appointed Vincent Yaniro as the district’s interim business administrator and board secretary this week.
ELIZABETH — Juan Rodolfo Ortiz of Elizabeth, a senior at Northern Valley High School in Demarest, has received a scholarship to attend Berkeley College, College President Dario A. Cortes, PhD, announced.
CLARK — Clark Township School District is one of fewer than 400 in the nation being honored by the College Board with a place on its AP® Achievement List. School districts are recognized for opening AP classroom doors to a significantly broader pool of students, while maintaining or improving the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher.
SPRINGFIELD – School board member Jeffrey Strumpf has dropped his re-election bid, citing personal reasons.
RAHWAY — Franklin Elementary School in Rahway recently received a grant from The New Jersey State Parent Information & Resource Center. The funds allowed the school to set up a “Parent Resource Center” outside the main offices with a computer and printer for parents and guardians to use which includes internet access.
ELIZABETH – A city police officer has been charged with shaking down undocumented immigrants for money, saying he would not turn them into authorities in exchange for payment, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced Thursday.
ELIZABETH – An East Orange man was convicted last week of eluding officers following a chase through the towns of Mountainside and Springfield, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced Thursday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced Thursday that he is co-sponsoring legislation to ban the production, sale and possession of MDPV and mephedrone, synthetic chemicals being marketed and sold as “bath salts,” but used as recreational drugs.