EDISON – Voters rejected a referendum to renovate existing school buildings and add a new elementary school on Tuesday. The $166.8 million plan would have increased taxes by about $120 for the average Edison homeowner.
MONROE—Two male teens were arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl on a school bus last week, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Monroe Police Chief John J. Kraivec announced yesterday.
TRENTON—The multi-state “Powerball” lottery game will make its in the Garden State, with tickets on sale at lottery retailers throughout New Jersey beginning Jan. 31.
RAHWAY – Police arrested an accused drug dealer on Friday morning, wrapping up a two-month long investigation by the Rahway Police Department Special Investigations Unit, authorities said.
ELIZABETH – Authorities are investigating Elizabeth’s second homicide of 2010, which occurred Monday afternoon outside a Parker Road apartment building.
TRENTON –The Assembly will host a special bipartisan public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 2 to hear first-hand New Jerseyans’ ideas on fixing and improving the state, Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver and Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce announced today.
TRENTON – New Jersey businesses are facing a significant tax hike this summer if the federal government doesn’t help replenish the state’s unemployment fund, Gov. Chris Christie warned this week.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS—In a life devoted to Christian education and missionary work, Carolyn Davis of Berkeley Heights has traveled the world from the Ukraine to Uganda to help those in need. She has tended to the needy, provided compassionate care, and trained residents of Senegal, Guatemala, Ukraine and Uganda to teach and minister to children.
EDISON—Sara Alkalili of Plainfield, a junior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, designed a “Help Haiti Together” logo for a t-shirt to be sold to benefit the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. The logo features two hands clasping a heart with the colors of the Haitian flag.