ELIZABETH – A grand jury indicted alleged Bloods gang member Jaquan Bell, 16, who is accused of shooting another teen to death outside a Union Township roller rink just after midnight on Dec. 26, 2008.
ROSELLE—A spokeperson for Gov. Jon Corzine said that Roselle Council President Jamel Holley should resign because he is facing criminal charges related to widespread absentee ballot fraud in the 2006 Democratic primary.
AVENEL—Several dozen convicted criminals—including nine at East Jersey State Prison, located in the Avenel section of Woodbridge Township near the border with Rahway—are facing new charges for bad behavior behind bars.
Sept. 14 at 9:49 a.m. – At the Point Pleasant Boro Police Department, Officer Brian Renda arrested Brick resident Gary Perrine, 55, on an outstanding warrant for contempt of court. He was subsequently transported to the Union County Jail.
LIVINGSTON — Saint Barnabas Medical Center has announced the schedule of community programs, education classes and support groups for October 2009.
EDISON – WWE Champion and Hall of Fame legend, George “The Animal” Steele, will headline a full card of bouts at the upcoming Fall Family Spectacular in Edison on Sept. 25 and 26.
TRENTON – Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Mary L. Cooper dissolved the federal consent decree that guided the operation of the New Jersey State Police for the last 10 years following the adoption of significant reforms in the management and training of State Police.
SOUTH AMBOY – The average taxpayer could see a $571 increase in their annual bill if the City Council approves its amended 2009 budget, officials said.
LINDEN – City officials hope that federal stimulus funding will enable them to build a new tunnel at Roselle Street to help ease traffic congestion by creating a fourth point to cross the Amtrak railroad line.
CARTERET – Borough seniors, veterans and disabled residents will be receiving a $100 sewer rebate, officials said.
EDISON – Township Police Director Brian Collier will step down from his post at the end of the year, he announced Monday.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County recently unveiled a program to provide ways for residents to safely dispose of home-generated medical waste such as needles syringes and lancets.
RAHWAY— Rahway native Christine Komoroski-McCohnell recently published a memoir reflecting on living and growing up to adulthood with Cerebral Palsy.