ELIZABETH – Gov. Jon Corzine carried Elizabeth, one of New Jersey’s largest Democratic strongholds, 74%-22% four years ago, but indications suggest that he shouldn’t expect that kind of support this time around.
STATE—Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce has called up Gov. Jon Corzine to apologize for a comment he made in a recent television interview, suggesting that anyone who wants to live in a state with low unemployment should “go to North Dakota.”
NEW BRUNSWICK – A 24-year-old Woodbridge resident was sentenced to eight years in prison for causing a crash that killed one Perth Amboy police officer and seriously injured another last year.
PISCATAWAY – Middlesex County Freeholder Ronald G. Rios and Piscataway Township Mayor Brian C. Wahler have announced that the township will contract with the Middlesex County Public Health Department to provide public health services to township residents.
WOODBRIDGE—The Woodbridge Township Department of Health & Human Services will administer seasonal flu and pneumonia vaccine to township residents on Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Woodbridge Health Center, 2 George Frederick Plaza, in Woodbridge.
CLARK—The Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark invites you to come celebrate at its annual Polish Harvest Festival “Dozynki” on Sunday, Sept. 20, at 3 p.m.
RAHWAY—Students in Mrs. Keane’s Kindergarten class at Roosevelt School in Rahway met on the playground to listen to Principal Rocco Collucci talk about the school’s “Tracks to Success Program,” then posed for a photo with program mascot Tracker after the kick-off event of the school year.
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TRENTON – Citing studies that document the health risks to non-smokers who are exposed to secondhand smoke, as well as environmental concerns, Sen. Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) said today she is introducing a bill to ban smoking at all state, county and municipal parks and beaches.
CARTERET—For 34 years the arrival of September in Carteret has brought with it the town’s Ethnic Day Festival, a day full of entertainment, foods, and crafts that celebrate the diversity that comprises this suburban community.
PERTH AMBOY – Fourteen foreclosed homes in the Greater Budapest area of Perth Amboy will be purchased and renovated using federal funds, then resold to help low-income families obtain affordable housing.
EDISON—Patriotism and the solemnity of Sept. 11 were not overlooked by second graders at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, who created greeting cards for a local soldier serving in the United States Navy.
CLARK – On Sept. 11, Boy Scout Troop 310 of Clark visited local police and fire departments to thank them for their constant service to their communities as well as their assistance during the Sept. 11, 2001 rescue and recovery efforts.