UNION COUNTY—Members of the Union County Emergency Response Team tied for seventh place out of 38 teams that competed in what has been called the Police Olympics.
ELIZABETH—A 21-year-old Summit man was sentenced to five years in state prison for having sex with each of three teenage girls. Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said Ryan Vernotico pled guilty on May 15 to three separate counts of second degree sexual assault against a minor.
RAHWAY – The Rahway City Council picked former First Ward Councilman Robert Rachlin to succeed Bobby Akbar this week.
Akbar stepped down last month amid controversy caused by an arrest and suspension from his teaching job with the Rahway School District earlier this year.
TRENTON – A Superior Court judge approved Roselle Council President Jamel Holley’s request to enter a pretrial intervention program for his alleged violation of New Jersey’s absentee ballot law.
ROSELLE—The “Spike Breast Cancer” Nancy Riley Memorial Volleyball Fundraiser will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Roselle Catholic High School.
LINDEN – The theme of this year’s annual Halloween Parade is “Welcome Home” and the Grand Marshal is collectively all Linden veterans who have served in the Iraq and Afghan wars, parade officials announced this week.
EAST BRUNSWICK – At a celebratory luncheon hosted by the Middlesex County Federation of Democratic Women, state Sen. Joseph F. Vitale was honored for his contributions to Democratic party politics in Central Jersey and around the state and for his ongoing work to improve health care for all New Jersey residents.
LINDEN – Last week, Linden Mayor Richard Gerbounka changed the sign on Wood Avenue to Columbus Avenue in honor of the upcoming holiday.
In addressing Michael Moore’s “Capitalism: A Love Story,” first let it be known: I am not now, nor have I ever been, a member of the Communist Party. In the ‘60’s, when it looked like we might actually have a revolution, I cast my eyes skyward and entreated, “Don’t let my parents get hurt, and let me keep my sports car.” Alas, I am a capitalist.