ROSELLE—The Roselle Steering Committee honored the borough’s December Students of the Month at the Dec. 21 Board of Education meeting.
HAMDEN, Conn.—Christopher Drastura of Linden was named to the Dean’s List for the Fall 2009 semester at Quinnipiac University.
CRANFORD—Between the rescue helicopter hovering just above the treetops, all the emergency vehicles with their lights flashing, and the platoons of police officers and firefighters making their way into the woods at Union County’s Nomahegan Park in Cranford, it sure looked as if something big was happening.
CAMDEN—A Newark man who was the second-in-command of a prostitution enterprise that recruited and prostituted minor girls in several New Jersey cites pleaded guilty in federal court on Jan. 5, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
SOUTH AMBOY — Mayor John O’Leary hosted officials and the public Tuesday who gathered to mark the completion of a newly reconstructed train station.
NEWARK – A high-ranking soldier in the Gambino Crime Family pleaded guilty yesterday to a federal charge of racketeering conspiracy for his role in running an enterprise that engaged in illegal gambling, extortion, fraud schemes and labor racketeering, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
WEST TRENTON—The goal of a fatality-free holiday period on New Jersey roads may have been realized at last.
LINDEN – A Roselle man who led police on a chase in a stolen car was arrested early Tuesday morning, according to Linden Police Detective Lt. James Sarnicki.
SOUTH PLAINFIELD—The Middlesex County Public Health Department will administer 5,000 H1N1 vaccinations to the general public (ages 6 months and older) from 2 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, at the South Plainfield PAL Building, 1250 Maple Avenue.
TRENTON – The Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee approved a bill that would require the governor to include a report on state tax expenditures in his annual budget message by a vote of 8-0 with six abstentions on Monday.
CARTERET—On Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, Mayor Dan Reiman and the Borough Council were joined by local business leaders in welcoming a new Shell station to 6600 Industrial Highway. According to Reiman, the Shell station and Food Mart are the first retail commercial businesses to open on Industrial Avenue in more than 20 years.
PERTH AMBOY—Perth Amboy received a $3.5 million extraordinary aid award from the state, half of the amount requested to close a budget shortfall. The award was the largest of the 16 announced last week, and the only one for a Middlesex County municipality.
Dec. 28 at 10:30 a.m. – Officer Robert Dedics investigated a theft at Pierpont Street. The case remains open.