TRENTON– The General Assembly on Monday will vote on legislation that would revise the state’s contract arbitration system for police and firefighters and limit unused sick leave payouts for all public workers.
CARTERET–On Saturday, Oct. 23, Mayor Dan Reiman joined with the Borough Council and residents to dedicate the town’s park at Pershing and Essex Avenue to Dr. Bishop Willard K. Andrews, a beloved minister during his life in Carteret, as well as a World War II hero and community activist.
MIDDELSEX COUNTY – Middlesex County marked the beginning of the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative in Middlesex County Friday at the Family Courthouse.
NEW BRUNSWICK — Middlesex County Clerk Elaine M. Flynn announced last week that the county has entered into a shared services agreement with Monmouth County that will enable subscribers to file and track deeds and titles electronically.
WOODBRIDGE – Avenel resident Michele Charmello was appointed to the Woodbridge Township Council last week, filling a seat vacated when Greg Bedard stepped down earlier this month.
RAHWAY – Comedic icon Joan Rivers will take the stage at the Union County Performing Arts Center for one night only on Friday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m.
CRANFORD–Union County College will be hosting a fall open house for students who are interested in learning more about the college and for those who may be interested in enrolling for the spring semester.
PISCATAWAY – The 2010 Faith Formation Convocation, sponsored by the Diocese of Metuchen Department of Formation and Leadership, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center, 146 Metlars Lane.
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