HAMILTON—A trip to the auto repair shop can feel like visiting a foreign country for some motorists—they do not understand the language and are worried about being taken advantage of by the locals.
WOODBRIDGE – The Parker Press Park in Woodbridge will again be transformed into a fine art and craft gallery on Saturday, Oct. 10. The second annual BarronFest, a free-to-the-public juried fine arts and crafts festival, will feature over 50 talented local artisans.
STATE—The New Jersey Environmental Federation endorsed GOP gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie Tuesday. It is the first time the organization supported a Republican candidate in a statewide campaign in almost 30 years.
STATE—A small number of local health departments and health care providers received initial shipments of nasal spray H1N1 flu vaccine Tuesday. Plans for the administration of the vaccine are being finalized by providers. The H1N1 nasal mist vaccine is only…
UNION COUNTY—Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority officials have spent thousands of dollars on parties while rates are rising steeply and citizens are losing their jobs and homes, according to Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce.
ELIZABETH—The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating the shooting death of a 31-year-old Elizabeth man who was killed on Monday night.
ELIZABETH—Last week, a Union County jury found Bryden Williams guilty of murder, unlawful possession of handgun, and possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose relating to the Sept. 3, 2006 homicide of a Burlington County man, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
EDISON—Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Tuesday that a bias intimidation charge has been filed against a 16-year-old male who previously was arrested on a charge of punching a 19-year-old man in Edison.
JERSEY CITY—Richard Stockton College hit .337 as a team and the defending New Jersey Athletic Conference champions won a league match for the 15th consecutive outing, defeating New Jersey City University, 3-0 (25-14, 25-14, 25-10), in an NJAC contest on Tuesday night on Coach Charlie Brown Court at the John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center.
JERSEY CITY—Sophomore forward JULIA CASERES (Union, NJ/Union) delivered three assists and one goal—tying the single-season program record with 11 assists—and sophomore midfielder KATLIN VARGO (Edison, NJ/Union Catholic) connected for two goals as the New Jersey City University women’s soccer team outshot Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham, 24-12, and also doubled up the Devils on the scoreboard, winning 4-2 in a non-conference game on Tuesday at the Robert L. McNulty Memorial Soccer Field.
Diabetes Screening • Oct. 9 from 2-4 p.m. – The Linden Board of Health will conduct a diabetes detection screening for Linden residents at the Council Chambers in City Hall, 301 N. Wood Ave. For info, call 1-908-474-8410.
STATE—Although Gov. Jon Corzine is locked in a tough re-election campaign against former U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie, the incumbent has done nothing to please environmentalists that have refused to endorse the Democrat and are instead encouraging voters to cast their ballot for independent Christopher Daggett, a former Environmental Protection Agency official with virtually no chance of winning.
SAYREVILLE—The Middlesex County Public Health Department will host a follow-up Pandemic Preparedness Program for Schools on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Middlesex County Fire Academy, Sayreville.