WOODBRIDGE – Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian hit and run motor vehicle accident that occurred on Saturday, March 13, on Route 1 South in Avenel.
TRENTON—New Jersey employers continued to trim payrolls in January as total employment fell by 9,100 jobs over the month.
STATE – A New Jersey appellate court ruled today that the New Jersey secretary of state must accept a notice filed to recall U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez.
NEWARK—Eight men throughout Middlesex County will face multiple counts of the federal charge of interference with interstate commerce by threats or violence in connection with a series of armed robberies in businesses and private residences in Middlesex County and elsewhere, authorities said Monday.
During February, Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Farricker of the U.S. Navy was assigned to Afghanistan. It just happened to be to the same unit that his brother was in.
LINDEN—Parents and politicians are again battling for seats on the Board of Education, which rules the $110 million a year public school system.
Nearly 24 million Americans are living with diabetes today. Diabetes develops when insulin—a hormone that helps glucose from digested food nourish cells in the body—is in short supply or is not functioning properly. In diabetics, unused glucose builds up in the blood stream to higher than normal levels.
TRENTON – The owner of a Union County retail jewelry business, Elegant Creations, Inc., was sentenced Friday to five months in prison and five months home confinement for causing the business to fail to file a report as required in connection with the receipt by the business of United States currency in amounts over $10,000.
SOUTH AMBOY—The Friends of the Dowdell Library will be holding it’s annual vendor & craft expo on Saturday April 17, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Dowdell Library of South Amboy.
LINDEN—Mystic Vision Players has announced auditions for a production of Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA on April 26 and 27. Sign in at 6:45-9 p.m. at the John T. Gregorio Center, 330 Helen Street, Linden.
Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t the interest in electric cars and plug-in hybrids going to spur increased reliance on coal as a power source? And is that really any better than gasoline/oil in terms of environmental impact? — Graham Rankin, via e-mail
Most people are somewhat familiar with Medicare, since it’s likely they or a family member are already covered by the government-provided health insurance program. But with its alphabet soup of options and complex rules, Medicare can be daunting to the uninitiated.
PERTH AMBOY—Art aficionados, those interested in supporting Raritan Bay Medical Center’s patient care services or simply looking to enjoy an elegant night out will want to attend Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation’s “Inspirations: A Celebration of Art & Spring,” art show reception Thursday, April 22, 6 p.m., at the hospital’s Perth Amboy location, 530 New Brunswick Avenue.