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.
SAYREVILLE-In October of 1944, Navy Day was proclaimed in Sayreville. Mayor Phillip McCutcheon issued a proclamation calling upon all residents of the borough to join in the observation of Navy Day on Oct. 27.
CLARK—Clark AARP Chapter #3733 will meet on Friday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. at the Brewer Senior Center, 430 Westfield Avenue, Clark.
RAHWAY—The Rahway Police Auxiliary held its first holiday toy drive last month. The effort helped 20 children from Rahway who may have gone without a special gift from Santa Claus to enjoy a brighter holiday.
CLARK—Clark Recreation held their annual Holiday Home Decorating Contest last month. Over 35 homes entered the contest and over 150 residents voted for their favorite house in three categories.
ELIZABETH—Carlos Lucio and Marie Munn discuss gifts collected for needy children in Elizabeth while Joseph Padlo and Lester Dominguez help sort presents under the tree. The toys were donated by city residents during the holiday season.