I attended the most recent Rahway city council meeting on June 10 and could not help but notice Bobby Akbar conspicuously absent from after pleading guilty in court earlier that same day. I was also present at this court case.
RAHWAY– The Rahway Center Partnership will host the Four Paws Pet Fair in downtown Rahway on Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the YMCA parking lot on Irving Street.
WOODBRIDGE—Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7) and Woodbridge Township Mayor John McCormac announced Monday that the House of Representatives will soon pass legislation that includes Lance’s request for $500,000 to upgrade the Woodbridge Police Department’s communications capabilities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal lawmakers, searching for ways to pay for health care reforms, are considering a tax on soda and other drinks sweetened with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup.
ELIZABETH – An inmate has been charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly stabbed a corrections officer with a sharpened pencil at Union County Jail last week, officials said.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A NASA astronaut who is originally from Edison plans to use the internet to stay in touch with people on the ground during his next mission.
LINDEN – Police arrested a city man last week for allegedly attempting to rob a drug store with a hose-nozzle that employees thought was a gun.
ELIZABETH – One of two Union County corrections officers who was under indictment for allegedly assaulting an inmate last year went back to work last week after agreeing to act as a witness against the other officer.
CARTERET—Carteret will receive $480,000 in state Green Acres funds for multiple parks improvement projects, Mayor Daniel Reiman announced last week.
LINDEN—Thorough the end of October, the Linden Police Department will reward children who wear a helmet when bicycling with a “ticket” for a free ice cream cone from Dairy Queen in Linden.
In May, the award-winning Rahway High School Marching Band and Fine and Performing Arts ensembles were invited to play at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.
CLARK—Members of the Kumpf Middle School Builders Club recently joined forces recently with Johnson High School Key Club members and members of the Clark Kiwanis Club to clean up debris and overgrowth in part of the Clark Reservoir.
LINDEN – The Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services sponsors tennis classes for four different age groups: Biddi Tennis, ages 4-6; and classes for ages 7-8, 9-10 and 11-13.