ELIZABETH — Earlier this morning, Union County Superior Court Judge Frederic R. McDaniel sentenced Newark resident Hazma Abdul-Matin to 26 years in state prison for a January 2010 carjacking and high speed chase that ended in a police shooting, announced Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination officials anticipate higher than normal populations of mosquitoes and an early activity of West Nile Virus (WNV) this summer.
TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by state Sen. Bob Smith and Senate President Steve Sweeney that would encourage development of solar installations in New Jersey was approved Thursday by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY –The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders approved a South Brunswick open space acquisition at Thursday’s regular meeting, advancing a goal set forth by the Master Plan.
MOUNTAINSIDE – In a study with national implications, researchers at Children’s Specialized Hospital found that in underserved communities using teachers to screen for autism in preschools and day care centers is more effective than the current system that relies solely on parents and pediatricians to identify the disorder.