TRENTON — Concerned that a significant number of already-expired public employee contracts would not be subject to the proposed two percent cap on arbitration awards to public employee unions, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon introduced a measure clarifying that the cap would apply to contracts that expired before the cap begins on Jan. 1.
Dec. 6 at 1:52 p.m. – Officers Thomas Salvia and Richard Pannone investigated a theft at Route 35. Police arrested an adult suspect.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Middlesex County residents are encouraged to sign up for Middlesex County Alert, an emergency notification system sponsored by the county.
CLARK – Beginning in January, the St. John the Apostle Food Pantry will operate a satellite food distribution site in conjunction with the Clark Health Department at the Clark Recreation Center.
Dec. 6 at 6:23 p.m. – Det. Kevin Shackleton arrested Andrew Mellein, 21, at his Raritan Road home and charged him with burglary, theft and credit card fraud. Bail was set at $20,000, and Mellein was subsequently transported to the Union County Jail.
PERTH AMBOY – The city’s Free Public Library will host a presentation on banking and finance for children on Tuesday, Dec. 21 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
HAMILTON — The Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. has joined forces with the New Jersey Lottery in an effort to discourage the gifting of lottery tickets to minors.
PERTH AMBOY — The Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc. is collecting clean, reusable coats now through Dec. 23. Collection boxes are located at 98 First Street, 2nd Floor, Perth Amboy.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Students from Union Catholic High School were excited to pitch in when a call for volunteers came in from Sister Mary Eleanor at St. Mary’s Parish in Rahway.