TRENTON—Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver was chosen as the next General Assembly Speaker on Monday.
ELIZABETH—Protesters plan to demonstrate against what they call unjust US policies by walking from Ellis Island, once a gateway to America for millions of newcomers from all over the world, to the immigration detention center in Elizabeth where at least one person has died awaiting judicial action and deportation.
The State Treasury Department has not explained why New Jersey office supply firms were not given an opportunity to bid on a contract the state awarded to Staples Advantage, a Massachusetts-based firm.
RAHWAY—A Rahway man was sentenced to 10½ years in federal prison on Nov. 20, for committing 12 bank robberies throughout New Jersey.
CLARK—The St. John the Apostle Kindergarten class hosted their annual Applefest. Through their efforts, more than 300 cans of food were collected for the St. John’s food pantry.
TRENTON – Today, Assembly committees will consider legislation to help adults with autism, combat recidivism and revise a state commission to encourage more local governments to share services and consolidate.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County freeholders will not name a new director of shared services. The position has been vacant since the previous director left last September.
NEWARK—Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) announced last week it is offering free home energy audits and free or low-cost energy conservation measures to eligible customers in the 25 Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) municipalities located in the utility’s service territory.
SCOTCH PLAINS—December coming up fast! To so many of us, this time of year means shopping, cooking, baking, cleaning, and rushing around. Willow Grove church leaders remind you to take a break and invest some quality time with your family and friends.
EDISON – A plan to build a Jehovah’s Witness center on a privately-owned parcel of land within the Dismal Swamp wildlife sanctuary in Edison is creating controversy.
UNION – Calvary Assembly of God church in Union will hold a special Thanksgiving Eve service on Wednesday, Nov. 25, beginning at 7:30 p.m., Rev. John W. Bechtel, announced.
EDISON – Carmelo Vaticano resigned from Edison’s school board last week. He cited time constraints caused by recent additions to his duties as a deputy chief in the Edison Police Department.
ELIZABETH – Thanksgiving came early for a number of Union County residents seeking a home, in danger of losing theirs or simply facing financial difficulties when TD Bank made a $15,000 donation to Community Access Unlimited (CAU) for use in the HomeShare Program of Union County.