STATE – U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg has been diagnosed with cancer in the stomach and will begin receiving chemotherapy treatment.
TRENTON – A bipartisan package of legislation to reform the state’s public employee pension and benefits system was unanimously released by the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee on Thursday.
RAHWAY—That Mayor Kennedy, the Rahway City Council and Administrator & Redevelopment Director Peter Pelissier would even consider paying $90,000 for a piano at this time just shows how out of tune these people are with the residents of this city, says GOP Municipal Chairman Patrick Cassio.
NEW BRUNSWICK – A former New Brunswick elementary school security guard has pleaded guilty to a charge of kissing and fondling a 13-year-old female student, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Thursday.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Federal Trade Commission announced a new crackdown on con artists who are preying on unemployed Americans with job-placement and work-at-home scams, promoting empty promises that they can help people get jobs in the federal government, as movie extras, or as mystery shoppers; or make money working from their homes stuffing envelopes or assembling ornaments.
ELIZABETH—Elizabeth Public Schools announced the 2010 Student Photo Exhibition and Competition called “Picturing Excellence.”
WAYNE – The William Paterson women’s (24-1, 12-1 NJAC) and men’s (23-2, 12-1 NJAC) basketball teams will enjoy first-round byes for the upcoming New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Tournament as the top seeds in the North Division.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – New Jersey has strong gun laws that help combat the illegal gun market, prevent the sale of most guns without background checks and reduce risks to children, but can still do more, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
FANWOOD—The Presbyterian Women of the Fanwood Presbyterian Church recently completed a Sew-A-Thon for the Martin Luther King Day of Service.