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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.
TRENTON—The decisions of the New Jersey Supreme Court Disciplinary Review Board (DRB) are now available online at njcourts.com, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner announced Monday.
While underway aboard the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer’s vessel Hayward, the Army Corps hosted a group of waterfront leaders, including congressional representatives and other key-decision makers from over 20 organizations, during a New York & New Jersey Harbor inspection that included traveling up the Hudson River.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — M.C.F.O.O.D.S., Middlesex County’s food bank, recently sent out a plea asking local organizations to step up their efforts to help supply the M.C.F.O.O.D.S. warehouse with food supplies due to the ever-increasing demand for food from local soup kitchens and food pantries.