STATE – After listening to public input at a series of hearings last month, New Jersey Transit is considering an increase of just ten percent on certain bus and light rail fares, instead of the 25 percent hike in had originally proposed.
LINDEN – A Rahway man faces charges after police discovered a stolen handgun during a Sunday night traffic stop, authorities said.
HAGERSTOWN, MD – For the fifth straight game the Lakewood BlueClaws offense would rack up ten or more hits. This time the bats would be backed up by strong pitching.
CRANFORD—The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened a Disaster Recovery Center today at Cranford Borough Hall, 8 Springfield Avenue, to assist individuals, households and businesses affected by the storms and flooding of mid-March.
CARTERET—The borough will receive a $500,000 grant from the Middlesex County Open Space Trust Fund to facilitate the reconstruction of Carteret’s Sullivan Field baseball facilities, Mayor Dan Reiman Middlesex County Freeholder Ronald G. Rios announced.
CRANFORD – Union County College has narrowed its search for a new president to three finalists, the college announced Monday. The college’s presidential search committee named two external candidates, Dr. Marie Gnage and Dr. Margaret McMenamin, and one internal candidate, Dr. Wallace Smith.
RAHWAY—Thomas C. Cusmano from Rahway filed his petition Monday to run in the Republican primary for the 10th Congressional District.
RAHWAY—Artist R. Gregory Christie will tell stories about two brave champions as part of a Black History program from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 17 at the Rahway Public Library, in a program geared toward children aged 9 through 12.
RAHWAY—Steve Solomon’s hilarious, multi-award winning, long-running Off Broadway hit, “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy,” takes the stage at the Union County Performing Arts Center at Rahway on Saturday, April 30 at 8 p.m. for one performance only. Tickets are $25 and $35.
CLARK – Investors Savings Bank will be making a difference in Clark with a branch grand reopening that recognizes the town’s volunteer firefighters and contributes to the community’s biggest fundraiser.
When facing tough times, most Americans turn to the arts. We crank up our favorite songs on the radio, go to a movie, or settle in for an evening of “Dancing with the Stars.”
UNION COUNTY — A virulent anti-establishment sentiment among Democratic primary voters could take a real toll on some political insiders backed by the county political machine. There is a slate running under the slogan “Democrats for Change” headed by Union County Sheriff candidate Charles E. Mitchell Sr., with Lisa McCormick of Rahway seeking the Democratic nomination for County Clerk and three freeholder candidates, Carmen Southward of Linden, Janet V. Reynolds of Roselle and Elcy Castillo-Ospina of Elizabeth.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A corrections officer at East Jersey State Prison pleaded guilty today to supplying cell phones to an inmate, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.