STATE – The Powerball lottery jackpot is $212 million for Saturday night’s drawing, and the Mega Millions prize has reached $122 million for tonight’s drawing.
WOODBRIDGE—Prodigal Foundation, Inc. President George Yuhasz, along with Vice President Lee Warren have announced a new program initiative, “A Strike against Cancer.”
Shawn Levy’s “Date Night” reminds that there is a little good in every movie, just as there is in every person. Well, except for “Message in a Bottle” (1999) and Adolf Hitler, that is. Light and convivial, this is the type of film you see when you don’t know what to see. No need to give it your full attention. It’s not like you haven’t seen it all before.
LINDEN—A group of volunteers for the Linden Department of Public Property & Community Services Program recently surpassed their goal of knitting 600 lap blankets.
SOMERSET—The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available for persons, including self-employed individuals, who are unemployed as a direct result of damages caused by last month’s severe storms and flooding.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Amanda Ussak of Edison, the NJ Cherry Blossom Princess met with Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr., her Sixth District Congressman, in his Capitol Hill office on Tuesday, April 13. The New Jersey State Society in Washington, D.C., selects the NJ princess, and Pallone is one of the honorary directors of the state society.
RAHWAY — United Water will flush hydrants throughout Rahway beginning the week of April 19. Crews will work Monday through Friday between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. to minimize customer inconvenience. The flushing program is expected to last for about six weeks.
STATE—In recognition of April 16 as National Healthcare Decisions Day, the Department of Health and Senior Services encourages New Jersey residents to discuss their healthcare preferences and plan ahead for end-of-life care decisions with their physicians and family. National Healthcare Decisions Day highlights the importance of having an advance directive, which is a document that states your health care preferences.
LINDEN –Lindsay Chaillet of Linden has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
RAHWAY—The Rahway Police Department, in partnership with the Lafayette Masonic Lodge #27 of the Free and Accepted Masons, have reestablished the Rahway Business Watch Program.
LINDEN— The fourth class of the Linden Athletic Hall of Fame will be enshrined at an induction dinner at Amici’s III Ristorante, 1700 West Elizabeth Avenue, Linden at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 25.
LINDEN – Police charged three women with shoplifting approximately $250 worth of merchandise from Kohl’s department store on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
NEWARK– This week, the Newark Bears signed a pair of Union County pitchers: right-hander Pedro Rivera from Elizabeth and left-hander Luis Fernandez of Union. They will both be making their professional debuts in the Atlantic League debuts in 2010.