ELIZABETH—After nearly three years on the run, the alleged kingpin of a notorious drug ring that was responsible for bringing millions of dollars worth of heroin into the United States was arraigned inside a Union County courtroom last week, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
EDISON – The school board re-adopted a $202 million school budget which reflected nearly $1 million in cuts made by the state education commissioner.
CARTERET—He’s written three children’s books, featuring the hysterical and honorable main character, Uncle Stinky.
However, there were important life lessons author Chris Rumble conveyed to an audience of excited students, beyond making them laugh at his hilarious stories.
It was hard to miss the enthusiasm gap between support for Governor Corzine and excitement about President Obama, who visited the Garden State to help the floundering Democratic campaign.
WOODBRIDGE—The Woodbridge Public Library unveiled the online archive of a historical newspaper collection last week. Mayor John E. McCormac, Library Director John Hurley, Councilwoman Brenda Velasco, Local History Librarian Wendi Rottweiler, and other library staff were present for the ribbon cutting.
WOODBRIDGE – A finalist from the popular Fox television show, “So You Think You Can Dance,” will be making an exclusive appearance at Across the Floor Dance Studio on Wednesday, July 29.
MILTON, Mass.—Curry College student Robert Dalle-Molle, a Colonia resident, was named to the dean’s list for the spring term.
AVENEL – Woodbridge AARP Chapter 3869 will sponsor a trip to Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza Casino on Aug. 24. The bus departs from St. Andrew’s Church parking lot, 244 Avenel Street, Avenel, at 10:15 a.m. The trip costs $22 per person.
He, a bohemian New Yorker in his 60s, features himself a genius. She, a runaway from Mississippi, considers herself a dummy. But when they meet one fateful night and a May-September affair ensues, each learns their self-appraisals weren’t quite right. Written and directed by Woody Allen, the charming love story’s title and ethos is “Whatever Works.”
TRENTON – Legislation to simplify New Jersey’s corporate governance statutes is closer to becoming law.
TRENTON—New Jersey has entered into a multi-state settlement agreement with satellite dish TV provider DISH Network, LLC, that resolves allegations the company engaged in deceptive and unfair business practices in connection with the marketing, promotion and sale of DISH Network goods and services.
NEW BRUNSWICK – The state corruption case against Assemblyman Joseph Vas and two co-defendants has been transferred to Monmouth because one of the defendants is related to a New Brunswick judge.
COLUMBUS, Ga.—Army Pfc. Charles L. Orive has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Infantry Training and Advanced Individual Training.