NEW BRUNSWICK – County officials introduced a $405 million budget Thursday night. The spending plan requires $320 million in taxes and adds one penny to the tax rate.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by state Sen. Joseph F. Vitale to allow pharmacies in New Jersey to sell hypodermic syringes and needles without a prescription was approved by the Senate Thursday by a vote of 28-12.
TRENTON – Legislation that would make it illegal for employers to ask out-of-work New Jerseyans not to apply for job vacancies has been re-approved by the Assembly.
LINDEN – Last week, three new police officers were sworn in during a ceremony at City Hall.
LINDEN – A 32-year-old Sayreville man was arrested last week and charged with shoplifting three cans of baby formula from a Linden supermarket, police said.
TRENTON – Legislation to bar those convicted of crimes from serving on school boards and requiring board members to undergo criminal checks received final legislative approval on Thursday.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assemblymen John S. Wisniewski and Craig J. Coughlin (both D-Middlesex) to create a next-of-kin registry to be utilized to notify family when a loved one is incapacitated in a serious accident received final legislative approval in the Assembly Thursday.
NEW BRUNSWICK—Twenty years ago, Rosemary Jefferson started a non-profit organization with the help of her employer, PSE&G, and asked her family and co-workers to help her collect and distribute toys to children in New Jersey hospitals.
ROSELLE – Mayor Garrett Smith will host a town hall meeting on Monday night at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut Street.