TRENTON – By an 8-5 vote, the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee advanced a controversial bill that would give businesses tax credits for funding scholarships for low-income students to attend private schools.
WOODBRIDGE – Tomorrow morning, Woodbridge officials will officially unveil the “Quiet Zone” railroad crossing that has been installed at the Woodbridge Avenue railroad crossing in Sewaren.
Concert • Jan. 22 at 8 p.m. – The Choral Arts Society of NJ will perform Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at the Presbyterian Church in Westfield, Mountain Ave. & East Broad St. Tickets are $20 ($15 for seniors & students) Info: 1-908-654-5737.
MIDDLSEX COUNTY – Middlesex County Sheriff Mildred S. Scott is re-establishing the position of undersheriff as part of an effort to build stronger relationships between county and local law enforcement and to enhance operational efficiencies in the department.
EDISON — Family, friends and colleagues of the late Middlesex County Freeholder Director David B. Crabiel joined the college community Jan. 18 as its newest building was dedicated in his honor. Crabiel served on the freeholder board for 27 years – 13 of those as director – and was a legend in the county and state.
Everyone is leaving me. Oprah is finishing out the last season of her show, Sargent Shriver passed away a few days ago and now Regis is saying good-bye, too. How much can one person take? What’s next?
Seth Rogen, who has thus far enjoyed a successful film career as the affable slacker who serendipitously rises to heroic heights, fails to summon that persona in director Michel Gondry’s “The Green Hornet.”
Kristen Forbes of Noblesville, Indiana, had recently graduated from college when she was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer at age 22. After a yearlong, painful battle, she succumbed to the disease, leaving behind a bright future and grieving family members and friends.
PLAINFIELD – Four members or associates of the G-Shine Bloods criminal street gang operating in Plainfield were arrested Wednesday by a federal task force for alleged drug and gun offenses, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.