ELIZABETH — Five City Council members who voted to give themselves pay hikes after the 2008 election, following a six month local job loss of 1,500 and the onset of the global financial crisis, are angry that a group of Democrats is informing voters about their actions.
WESTFIELD – The Union County Department of Human Services will begin providing assistance to residents of Westfield effective April 1. The services were formerly provided by the Westfield Department of Human Services, and included services to residents of Mountainside.
CARTERET—On Tuesday, March 30, Carteret Mayor Dan Reiman announced that a total of $50,000 will be made available for capital improvements to local non-profit facilities.
WOODBRIDGE – Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac, Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso and Rahway Mayor James J. Kennedy, are again calling on the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority (RVSA) to adjust the 2010 budget and eliminate the double-digit increase in municipal sewer rates and to allow for a complete audit of RVSA budgeting by the Mayor’s Independent Financial Oversight Committee.
CARTERET – This morning, Mayor Daniel Reiman will welcome FMBA Local #67, Carteret EMS, and Carteret seniors to the Borough’s Community Center for a special breakfast and fire safety workshop.
RAHWAY—Tuesday, March 30 marked a special day for Honor Roll students and their families at Rahway High School. They were treated to a special breakfast after which each received a certificate and personal congratulations from Principal Paula Braxton and Vice-Principals Chey Rivera, Tong-ya Clay and John Farinella.
UNION – For her final project in Kean University’s creating plays for children course, in the 2006 fall semester, Lisa Filippone was faced with the challenge of writing an original play that would explain a fact of nature in a creative, reinvented way for young people.
MIDDLESEX – Andrejs (Andy) Millers a.k.a. “Beef,” of Middlesex was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at the age of 27. With the help from his friends and family, however, there will be a huge team supporting Millers and his battle…
RAHWAY—Students in Donna Fidecaro’s class at Roosevelt School show off their March bulletin board. The bulletin board shows that Family, Love, Health, and Education are important in our lives, as well as the PBSIS (Positive Behavior Support in Schools) rules of Respect, Responsibility, and Safety.
STATE—Gov. Chris Christie’s voter approval slipped noticeably from earlier in the month, but he remains ahead, 43% approving to 32% disapproving of the job he’s doing, according to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.
RAHWAY – The city will have a new mayor next year; James Kennedy has decided not to seek re-election. Kennedy will have served 20 years in office when his term ends.
LINDEN – Police charged a 21-year-old Elizabeth man with stealing a purse from an 86-year-old Rahway woman at the Family Dollar store on East St. Georges Avenue last Friday, authorities said.
March 22 at 8:47 p.m. – Officer Joseph Mirabile investigated a theft of items from a motor vehicle, which was parked at a Sweet Briar Drive apartment.