NEWARK— Final engineering and design work will begin on a pair of new bridges over the Hackensack River that will increase capacity, flexibility and reliability for rail customers traveling into and out of New York City.
ISELIN – State Sen. Ray Lesniak told a New Jersey Business and Industry Association forum in Iselin Tuesday that he plans to introduce a bill to raise the state’s gas tax “incrementally” to help pay for transportation projects.
LINDEN – Linden High School was locked down for about an hour Monday morning because school officials received a report about a possible weapon on campus, authorities said. The Linden Police Department was notified and sent officers to the school.
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ELIZABETH – On Dec. 1, the Elizabeth Board of Education received special recognition from the Consul General of El Salvador, Carlos López, for the generous donations by the Elizabeth Public Schools to aid the Salvadoran flood and mudslide victims.
Dec. 1 at 9:55 a.m. – At Essex County Jail, Det. David Satkowski arrested Irvington resident Blake Daniels, 25, on an outstanding warrant for contempt of court/motor vehicle violations. He was subsequently transported to the Union County Jail.
UNION – An arrest warrant has been issued against a 20-year-old man wanted in connection with last week’s fatal stabbing inside a Union Township deli, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced Sunday.
TRENTON – The former chief financial officer for the Middlesex County Economic Opportunities Corporation, a charitable nonprofit agency funded with state and federal grants, pleaded guilty Monday to stealing $51,000 from the agency, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced.
STATE—Arguments on a motion to dismiss the most severe charges against former Assemblyman Neil M. Cohen were postponed by the attorney representing the former lawmaker and rescheduled for Jan. 11 at 9 a.m. before Judge Gerald Council at the Mercer County Courthouse in Trenton.
Gift Wrap Event • Dec. 11 & 12 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Summit Animal Rescue Association will wrap Christmas gifts at First Baptist Church, 170 Elm St., Westfield, to raise money. Bring your own wrapping paper or use available donated paper. There will also be a bake sale. For info, call 1-908-578-4354.
TRENTON – A bill to restrict the use of electronic smoking devices, sometimes referred to as “e-cigarrettes,” was approved 6-0 Monday by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.
NEW BRUNSWICK – New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center is calling upon the community to give blood this month. O and B negative red cell inventories have decreased sharply over the Thanksgiving weekend to 3.0 days and 2.0 days supply respectively.