STATE—New Jersey’s unemployment rate reached its highest level in 32 years in June, but Corzine administration officials are trying to put a positive spin on the grim economic situation.
ATLANTA, Ga. – According to a new poll, in a general election match-up between Republican Christopher Christie, Democrat Gov. Jon Corzine, and Independent Christopher Daggett, Christie led Corzine with 53% to 38% with 5% supporting Daggett; and 4% undecided.
STATE—A deputy United States marshal was convicted of providing a firearm to a convicted felon who was arrested last year in Elizabeth and then lying about the matter to a federal grand jury.
STATE—Monmouth County Sheriff Kim Guadagno will join Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie on the November ballot as his choice to become New Jersey’s first lieutenant governor.
RAHWAY—A Rahway man charged as part of an interstate jewelry store robbery ring with the murder of police officer in New Hartford, New York has also been named in a federal murder and conspiracy indictment.
WOODBRIDGE – A former Woodbridge police officer admitted that he took nude and semi-nude photos of a 15-year-old girl he met while on duty, authorities said.
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.