ELIZABETH–Five Benedictine Academy students were honored recently as “Students in Action”, for “taking their initiative beyond the ordinary”. Emilie Burke of Colonia, Martha Devia of Elizabeth, Chisom Emeana of Hillside, Andrea Mendoza of Union, and Ariana Taveras of Newark, were recognized at an awards ceremony held at the Academy on Feb. 11.
EDISON — Junior Janissa Delzo of Middlesex recently became the third female basketball player and the 11th ever to reach the 1,000 point mark in her basketball career at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School.
LAWTON, Okla. — Army Pvt. Mario D. Solis graduated from the Field Artillery Automated Tactical Data Systems Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
STATE — New Jersey residents joined a nationwide protest against Republicans—and some Democrats—who are campaigning to cut billions if dollars from health care, education, and science programs in the proposed federal budget on Thursday.
STATE – The average price of a gallon of regular, full-service gasoline reached $3.09 a gallon overnight, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. That’s up five cents in the past week and 54 cents since this time last year.
STATE – According to a report released yesterday by the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation, New Jersey residents had the highest state-local tax burden in the nation in 2009.
NEWARK — On Wednesday, NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein announced plans to unveil a new online “scorecard” initiative to provide the public with a measurement of how the corporation is performing.
STATE – Fourteen New Jersey fire departments, including Edison, Summit and Westfield, federal grants through two different programs operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Feb. 15 at 7:15 p.m. – At the Springfield Police Department, Officers George Marmarou and Brian Renda arrested Brooklyn, N.Y. resident Anthony Silvio, 31, and charged him with shoplifting from the Barnes & Noble bookstore on Raritan Road.