STATE – Former Gov. James Florio said state Sen. Ray Lesniak’s plan to privatize New Jersey’s educational system amounts to “tossing in the towel” and he used such strong terms as “insidious” to describe the plan as “part and parcel of a troubling set of developments that are shredding the very essence of traditional American values.”
In Union County Freeholder chairwoman Scanlon’s reorganization speech titled “The Right Priorities” (a copy can be found on the county website) she stated “I am clearly family oriented and for many, our family and children remain a foundation of support”.
ELIZABETH — Last week, a Union County jury convicted a Newark man on 11 different charges stemming from 2009 car chase with police near the Kean University campus, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced Wednesday.
LINDEN – Linden’s Municipal Budget Committee will meet tonight at 7 p.m. in the second floor court room at City Hall to discuss the 2011 municipal budget.
Feb. 24 at 8:15 p.m. –Officers investigated a robbery at Family Dollar, 1600 East St. Georges Avenue. A masked suspect threatened the cashier with an apparent weapon and took an undetermined amount of cash from the register. Police were unable to locate a suspect.
TRENTON – Two Republican state Senators have submitted a bill to prevent public employees who have retired from returning to government service and collecting both a pension and a government paycheck.
NEWARK – U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agriculture Specialists discovered Khapra Beetle larva while inspecting a ship’s cargo at the port in Elizabeth last month, officials announced Wednesday.
RAHWAY – The RWJ Rahway Foundation has announced its leadership for 2011. Newly-elected officers are Chairman Bernice “Bunny” Bowen, and Vice-Chairman Michele Chen. Secretary Bonnie Josephs and Treasurer Richard “Rick” Parker were re-elected.
UNION COUNTY – During the month of March, Union County College is hosting five financial aid workshops to provide prospective students with the opportunity to learn about the type of aid that is available for college. Attendees will also receive help with applying for aid.