STATE – People who are trying to earn their high school diploma by passing the series of GED tests must complete the series by Dec. 31, 2011 or they will have to start from the beginning with a new test series that will be administered beginning on Jan. 1, 2012, Education Commissioner Lucille E. Davy said today.
LINDEN – Three unidentified men robbed a 32-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y. man who was making a Chinese food delivery to the 300 block of Mitchell Avenue Tuesday night, police said.
STATE – The third consecutive monthly Quinnipiac University poll of New Jersey’s gubernatorial race shows former U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie over 50%.
CARTERET – This morning, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman will join with county officials, senior artists, and art enthusiasts from throughout Middlesex County, for the conclusion of the 2009 Middlesex County Senior Citizen Art Contest & Exhibition.
RAHWAY— City Councilman Bobby Akbar has been suspended from his job as a high school track and field coach but the politician firmly refused to answer any questions about the matter.
STATE—The campaign of Gov. Jon Corzine has added another layer of bureaucracy to help weigh down the organization that seems to have had so much difficulty moving in any direction except down.
SAYREVILLE—A coalition of environmental groups including the Edison Wetlands Association has filed a federal lawsuit against 11 parties that allegedly violated the Clean Water Act by polluting the Raritan River.
AVENEL – An East Jersey State Prison corrections officer allegedly supplied two cell phones to an inmate in exchange for money in a deal with the Latin Kings street gang, authorities said.
TRENTON—For nearly two decades, Allen Brown allegedly ran prostitution rings in Jersey City, coercing scores of women to prostitute for him. He is accused of bringing women from cities including Camden, Atlantic City, Elizabeth, Newark and Philadelphia, inducing them to use heroin and cocaine and having them beaten if they did not turn a daily quota of tricks.
ELIZABETH—The Union County Homicide Task Force is asking for the public’s assistance in locating an Aberdeen man wanted in connection with a July 31 killing, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
RAHWAY – Later this month, one of the first monuments in New Jersey to honor soldier killed in the Iraq conflict will be installed at the train station plaza. A dedication ceremony is planned for Saturday, Sept. 12.
NEWARK — NJ Transit announced a public test of “DepartureVision™,” a new service that displays train departure boards on mobile devices, such as iPhones, Blackberries or web-enabled cell phones.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – When the state Department of Community Affairs announced its “extraordinary aid” awards last Friday, Middlesex County mayors knew they shouldn’t expect much.