NEW BRUNSWICK—A New Brunswick man has been sentenced to serve up to 13 years in a New Jersey state prison for robbing a city cab driver at gunpoint, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced last week.
NEW YORK, N.Y. — NJ Transit Executive Director Richard Sarles and Board Member Susan Hayes greeted rush-hour commuters this morning at the grand opening of the new 31st Street entrance to the NJ Transit Concourse at New York Penn Station – a direct and spacious gateway between the concourse and street level.
STATE—The Division of Mental Health Services reported more than 4000 assault incidents and 13 deaths at state psychiatric hospitals in 2008.
If ever any intelligent, objective citizen needed proof that the American media is a bunch of impotent, corporatized, weak-kneed shills—emasculated by and terrified of the right wing—you need only watch the television news or read a daily paper.
FLORHAM PARK—AAA projects 39.1 million Americans – including 1.4 million New Jerseyans – will travel 50 miles or more during the upcoming Labor Day weekend. Though this projection is a decrease from last year – 11.8% nationally and 13.3% in New Jersey – AAA expects this Labor Day weekend travel to be the third strongest this decade, behind 2008 (45.1 million) and 2003 (41.6 million).
STATE – After the “Cash for Clunkers” program came to a close last week, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) announced that a total of $103,375,500 in rebates was requested at New Jersey dealerships.
RAHWAY—The “Broken Hearts Memorial-A Living Tribute To Our Fallen Heroes” honoring those killed in Iraq and the families they left behind will be formally dedicated at the Rahway Train Station Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 11 a.m.
WOODBRIDGE – The township will implement a “Buy & Shop Local” campaign geared to provide shopping incentives to Woodbridge residents while offering support to local business and industry, Mayor John McCormac said.
After reading the letter by Helen Philpot in the August 28-September 3, 2009 issue of The Atom Tabloid titled “I really mean it”, I feel strongly compelled to respond.
CRANFORD—CancerCare of New Jersey has announced its annual 5K run/Walk for Hope, sponsored by Novartis Oncology. The event will be taking place in four locations throughout New Jersey, including Nomahegan Park, Cranford on Saturday, Oct. 3. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.
ROSELLE PARK – Poet Leona M Seufert will read her poem “The Memory Keeper’s Promise” at this year’s Roselle Park annual Sept. 11 remembrance service on Friday Sept. 11, at 7 p.m. at the town’s Michael J. Mauri Park.
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Registration is now open for the Oct. 24 ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before Sept. 18.
LINDEN – Annabelle Lake (right) won a prize from the Linden Free Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Club.