STATE – The New Jersey Legislature has a dismal approval rating of 23 percent, with 63 percent of the voters expressing disapproval of the lawmakers’ job performance, according to the latest Quinnipiac poll.
ELIZABETH – A teenage boy was shot early Thursday morning while he apparently was walking away from a bar in Elizabeth, authorities said.
RAHWAY – The Rahway Republican Committee is calling for Councilman Bobby Akbar to resign from his elected position by 4 p.m. tomorrow.
CLARK – Mayor Sal Bonaccorso directed the township attorney to file a lawsuit against the Rahway Valley Sewerage Authority and all of its member municipalities this week, alleging that Clark is being inaccurately and excessively billed for sewer fees.
NEW BRUNSWICK – A jury convicted a 22-year-old North Brunswick man of taking part in a drive-by shooting that wounded an innocent bystander, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced yesterday.
STATE – People who are trying to earn their high school diploma by passing the series of GED tests must complete the series by Dec. 31, 2011 or they will have to start from the beginning with a new test series that will be administered beginning on Jan. 1, 2012, Education Commissioner Lucille E. Davy said today.
LINDEN – Three unidentified men robbed a 32-year-old Brooklyn, N.Y. man who was making a Chinese food delivery to the 300 block of Mitchell Avenue Tuesday night, police said.
STATE – The third consecutive monthly Quinnipiac University poll of New Jersey’s gubernatorial race shows former U.S. Attorney Christopher Christie over 50%.
CARTERET – This morning, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman will join with county officials, senior artists, and art enthusiasts from throughout Middlesex County, for the conclusion of the 2009 Middlesex County Senior Citizen Art Contest & Exhibition.