WAYNESVILLE, Mo. — Army Pvt. Jeffrey E. Ferreiras, son of Silvia A. Rivera of Elizabeth, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo.
COLUMBUS, Ga. — Army National Guard Pvt. Leonardo J. Almeida has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga.
LINDEN — In Linden’s recent Tri-Meet with Elizabeth and Plainfield, Linden High School Track and Field Shot Put Andrew Frazier placed 1st
SCOTCH PLAINS – The Union Catholic High School Student Council hosted a dress-down day fundraiser on March 25, raising $3,835 for the relief efforts following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
As Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society.” It costs money to make this country hum. Anyone can see that it would be impossible to have roads crisscrossing the country, federal jails and courts, national parks and monuments, environmental protection that has no boundaries, and a whole raft of other essential services without a nationwide system in which we all have a stake.
NEW BRUNSWICK — An Edison man has pleaded guilty to charges of murder and endangering the welfare of a child, admitting he strangled a North Brunswick woman in her apartment and then abandoned their 20-month-old daughter at a gas station in Delaware.
TRENTON – Former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas was sentenced to eight years in prison on state corruption charges filed by the Attorney General’s Office. Earlier this week, Vas was sentenced to 6 ½ years on federal charges.
STATE – With fuel costs still on the rise, Sen. Robert Menendez again called upon President Barack Obama to release 50 million gallons of oil from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserves.
TRENTON – The state’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.3 percent in March, up 0.1 percentage points from February, even as New Jersey employers added 4,600 jobs.