With a 7-0 start going into tonight’s action against the Union Farmers, the Plainfield Cardinals are highest ranked public school basketball squad in state at number 6. The perch gives them the bullseye on their back for the remainder of the season.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—On Wednesday, Jan. 27, Middlesex County will conduct its Point in Time Count 2010 survey throughout the county’s 25 municipalities. This annual survey will assist in developing a “snapshot” of the number of homeless persons living unsheltered either outside, in transitional housing, or emergency shelters.
CLARK — Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad will sponsor a special blood drive to honor Marine Nilton Cacoilo who served two tours in Iraq, only to return home and be stricken by leukemia.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono which requires the Governor to include in his annual budget message a report to the Legislature detailing the impact of State tax expenditures on the Budget was signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Corzine.
STATE—The Judiciary has released a guide for parents and guardians designed to assist families of juveniles with delinquency matters before the courts.
TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Sen. Bob Gordon and Sen. Joseph Vitale was signed into law this week banning the use of electronic smoking devices, commonly known as “e-cigarettes,” in indoor public places and the sale of the devices to minors.
ROSELAND – In his capacity as Acting Governor last week, Senator Richard J. Codey signed into law a bill toughening the penalties for anyone found guilty of corrupting or influencing a jury hearing serious criminal cases.
NEW BRUNSWICK – The Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex Vicinage will present a divorce procedures workshop on Monday, Jan. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Family Courthouse, first floor, 120 New Street, New Brunswick.
ROSELLE – In a way, an 11-year old girl helped create the first environmental club at Abraham Clark High School.
STATE – The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their eye-popping brand of basketball to New Jersey for three games during Valentine’s Day weekend.
EDISON – Nearly 50 million Americans, including 17 million children, suffer from food insecurity, according to Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity.
SPRINGFIELD—The AAA New Jersey Automobile Club and New Jersey Blood Services will host a blood drive at AAA’s Springfield office, located at 135 Route 22 East, on Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All eligible donors are encouraged to give blood. Donors will receive a special gift.
NEWARK—Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2008, about 3,500 teens in the U.S. aged 15–19 were killed and more than 350,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries suffered in motor-vehicle crashes.