NEWARK— Starting Saturday, commuters will pay more to use NJ Transit buses and trains. The fare hikes were implemented to address a $300 million budget shortfall.
CARTERET—Mayor Daniel Reiman welcomed the Carteret High School freshman class on Friday April 30 for a special event marking the beginning of the “Adopt a Park” program, a partnership between the borough and school system through which classes will spend a day cleaning up a designated Carteret park.
STATE – Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, an annual event where participating comic book shops give away free comics to anyone who comes into their shops.
A group of state legislators are hoping to convince Gov. Christie to freeze a law that requires special license-plate decals for all drivers under 21 who have probationary licenses, according to a Cliffview Pilot report by Jerry DeMarco.
UNION – Ramapo College won a pair of one-run games, as they earned a sweep of host Kean University in a New Jersey Athletic Conference doubleheader on Thursday afternoon. The Roadrunners (25-13, 12-4 NJAC) rallied to win the opener, 5-4, before defeating the Cougars (23-14, 7-9 NJAC) in nightcap, 1-0, in eight innings.
UNION – Junior Jeff White recorded a complete game win as the Rowan University Profs defeated host Kean University, 12-4, Thursday afternoon in New Jersey Athletic Conference action at Jim Hynes Stadium.
MONTCLAIR – Sophomore midfielder Cora Delfini and junior Kayla Henderson each scored nine goals as top-seeded Montclair State scored the first seven goals and defeated Kean 20-9 in Skyline Tournament action on Thursday.
NEWARK — Former major leaguer Daryle Ward had three hits, including belting two long home runs and driving in five runs, leading the Newark Bears to a 7-5 victory over the Lancaster Barnstormers Thursday night at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium.
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – Colby Shreve’s first professional start was a memorable one. The 22-year old righty missed all of 2008 and 2009 recovering from Tommy John surgery, but made up for lost time Thursday night.
STATE –Tonight’s Mega Millions lottery jackpot is worth $224 million. Mega Millions, a game played in 12 states, has a number drawing every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. that is broadcast live on NJN.
UNION COUNTY—While it may have looked like work, walking in the riverbed with her high rubber boots, picking up dozens and dozens of bottles and cans, as far as Kean University junior Linda Agbontane was concerned, it was a day of fun.
CLARK—Alex MacDougall, president of the Clark Kiwanis Club, has announced two new scholarships to be presented in June to deserving high school seniors.
CARTERET — Mayor Dan Reiman was joined Wednesday morning by Freeholder Ronald G. Rios, Bill Schleuter, president of the Middlesex County Building and Construction Trades Council, and Carteret workers and residents to observe Workers Memorial Day.