July 8 at 9:49 p.m.—Police responded to East Edgar Road and Wood Place on a report of an attempted robbery.
PERTH AMBOY – Approximately 100 delegates from all over New Jersey attended the June Quarterly Conference of the NJ State Conference of NAACP Branches at the Jankowski Community Center in Perth Amboy.
SOUTH ORANGE—The following residents graduated from Seton Hall University:
Are we genetically programmed or are we just influenced by our social surroundings and experiences? This controversy is usually overlooked, but has grown to become a heated debate. Psychologists have extensively studied personality and are split by whether our traits are determined by heredity or the environment. Although both sides have proven to have valid examples, scientists are motivated to discover the biggest contribution to individual personalities.
VILLANOVA, Pa.—Steven Szaro, from Linden, has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2009 spring semester at Villanova University. Szaro is a senior.
EASTON, Pa. – Several Union County students graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. and were among 555 undergraduate students awarded 573 degrees at the college’s 174th Commencement Saturday, May 23.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. – Four Westfield students graduated from Gettysburg College with a bachelor’s degree on May 17.
LINDEN—The Infineum Bayway Chemical Plant located in Linden was recently re-certified as an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) STAR site for its safety and health programs. Infineum’s Linden Plant is one of only 56 sites in New Jersey to currently hold this prestigious certification.
TRENTON – Former New Jersey Assemblyman Neil M. Cohen was charged with an additional count of possession of child pornography today, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced.
WOODBRIDGE – Mayor John E. McCormac announced Tuesday that the Woodbridge Township Police Department responded to 43 complaints of illegal fireworks on July 4th, issued three summonses to residents identified as possessing illegal fireworks, and confiscated more than 1,000 pounds of illegal fireworks from various locations throughout the township.
HOLMDEL – Due to unexpected demand, the Corzine campaign is moving a July 16th rally to the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. President Barack Obama is scheduled to join Gov. Jon Corzine at the rally, which was originally going to be held at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.
ELIZABETH—A week after he escaped from guards while on trash duty at the Union County Jail, Phillip Ruddy was captured, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced Monday.
ELIZABETH – A stray bullet struck and wounded a 9-year-old boy who was playing in an Elizabeth apartment building last Wednesday afternoon.