ELIZABETH—Benedictine Academy will present its spring theatre production, “The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon”, April 23-25 at the school, located at 840 North Broad Street in Elizabeth. Performance times are Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 25 at 3 p.m. The public is invited.
POMONA – Senior C.J. Gannon had three goals and an assist to lead the Kean University men’s lacrosse team to an 11-2 win over Richard Stockton College in Skyline Conference action on Thursday evening.
STATE — New Jersey saw a jump in initial unemployment claims for the week ending March 27, according to information from the federal Department of Labor.
OLD BRIDGE — Police are investigating the death of a woman who was found today in her home in Old Bridge, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Old Bridge Police Chief Thomas H. Collow.
TRENTON – The end of March marked a difficult milestone for more than 40,000 New Jersey workers who collected the last unemployment insurance benefits available to them, swelling the ranks of unemployed workers who are no longer eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.
Go figure: Dumont, a snakepit of a town known best for political contributions leading to professional favors, is considering a strict pay-to-play law that would make it something of a pioneer in North Jersey — thanks to Citizens’ Campaign, a grass-roots group that so far, has attracted 5,000 participants who hope to stem corruption… which should, in turn, help curb property taxes.
LINDEN – Firefighters battled a blaze at a city business, quickly bringing it under control Wednesday evening, authorities said.
EDISON—Edison police are searching for a 43-year-old man who was recently released from Trenton Psychiatric and had been placed in a group home in the township.
UNION COUNTY — Authorities have released the names of the two victims whose bodies were found in bags on a Linden street Monday morning.
CARTERET—The Carteret Fire Department has received a $2,500 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest property insurers.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex Democrats Senator Joseph F. Vitale and Assemblymen John S. Wisniewski and Craig J. Coughlin sent a letter Tuesday to Gov. Chris Christie asking him to help inform the public and prepare New Jersey departments and agencies in advance of the government of Puerto Rico invalidating all birth certificates issued prior to July 1, 2010.
TRENTON – The owner of a Newark pharmacy was sentenced Tuesday in connection with an investigation into pharmacy owners and employees who bought completed prescription forms for HIV/AIDS drugs from indigent patients so Medicaid could be billed for drugs that were never actually dispensed, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
LINDEN—Linden AARP Chapter #1849 held a Haiti Relief Fund Drive during their monthly meeting at the Linden Presbyterian Church, 1506 Orchard Terrace.