STATE – More than three quarters of New Jersey residents like the communities where they live, even though more than half think that the state has gotten worse in recent years. These results come from a new Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.
FLORHAM PARK — AAA projects 92.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays, an increase of 3.1 percent from the 89.5 who traveled a year ago. The year-end holidays travel period is defined as Thursday, Dec. 23, to Sunday, Jan. 2.
CARTERET – The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders has hired a firm to begin remediation and redevelopment of the County’s Joseph Medwick Park in Carteret.
ELIZABETH — Elizabeth experienced a steady rain of airplane crashes in the winter of 1951-52, when three planes came down, killing passengers, crewmembers and people on the ground.
CLARK — The Arthur L. Johnson 2010 Central Jersey Group II Sectional State Championship Girls Soccer Team was honored at the Board of Education Meeting on Dec. 14.
PERTH AMBOY— Mayor Wilda Diaz will swear in Captain Benjamin Ruiz as Deputy Chief of the Perth Amboy Police Department in a ceremony at William C. McGinnis School on Friday, Dec. 17 at 4 p.m.
ELIZABETH – At tonight’s meeting of the Elizabeth Board of Education, board members will honor Felipe Gómez for over 50 years of tireless dedication to the cause of democracy in his native Cuba and civic service to the community.
TRENTON – A measure to bolster the rights of domestic violence victims unanimously cleared the full Assembly on Monday by a vote of 75-0.
TRENTON – A bill to help widen the quick dissemination of Amber Alerts in the event of a missing child received final legislative approval on Monday. The Assembly passed it Monday by a 73-0-1 vote.