PERTH AMBOY—Navy Seaman Sheilla Echevarria, daughter of Maria A. Quiles of Perth Amboy, was recently promoted to her current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
TRENTON – In an effort to reduce an impending automatic tax hike for New Jersey employers, Gov. Chris Christie proposed cutting the maximum weekly unemployment benefit payment by $50 and imposing a one-week waiting period before applicants could collect benefits.
NEW BRUNSWICK—An Edison man has been arrested and charged with kidnapping and endangering the welfare of a 20-month-old child, who was abandoned at a gas station in Newark, Del. over the weekend.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—By some key measures, Americans ages 18 to 29 are considerably less religious than older Americans, according to a new report released by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life.
LINDEN – A 50-year-old Chinese tourist was robbed in the lobby of a Linden hotel Tuesday morning, police said.
TRENTON – State Division on Civil Rights Director Chinh Q. Le announced Wednesday that his office has issued a finding of probable cause against the owner of an electrical contracting firm accused of subjecting a minority employee to slurs and creating a hostile work environment that led to her resignation.
NEW BRUNSWICK—State Theatre presents six time Grammy® Award-winning group The Chieftains on Sunday, March 14, at 3 p.m. The ensemble will perform their latest and greatest hits, as well as songs from their upcoming album of Celtic-Mexican influences, San Patrico. San Patrico is scheduled for release on March 9. Tickets range from $32-62.
LINDEN – A 40-year-old city woman was killed when her minivan collided with a cargo tanker truck early Saturday morning, police said.
UNION COUNTY – When disasters strike and people are forced from their homes, the Red Cross responds by opening shelters and providing food, clothing and comfort. During the past several weeks shelters have been opened throughout the country as blizzard conditions have stranded motorist and power outages have forced people from their homes.
Winston-Salem, N.C.—When you contemplate the significance of a circle, there are many associations that come to mind, including the phrase “circle of life.”
In his State of the Union address, President Obama enumerated ongoing problems requiring his attention: health care, the economy, job creation, environmental issues and lack of renewable fuels. In doing so, he suggested that increasing agricultural exports would help solve some of these problems.
TRENTON—Governor Chris Christie signed a sweeping executive order this week, directing a comprehensive review of all state authorities, boards and commissions and taking immediate action to reform abusive fiscal practices at those authorities, boards and commissions by strictly limiting the hiring of lobbyists, eliminating “golden parachutes” to departing executives and employees and capping travel expenses at $250.
RAHWAY—Grover Cleveland Students in Rahway were visited by the Cat and the Hat on Friday, Feb. 19.