SCOTCH PLAINS – If you have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, there are a lot of treatment options to consider. Urologist Brett Opell, MD will provide a prostate cancer update on Monday, Sept. 14 at 5:30 p.m.
RAHWAY—Two weeks after the school board accepted his resignation effective in January, allowing him to exploit credits for time off and unused sick leave, disgraced Councilman Bobby Akbar resigned from the city’s governing body Tuesday.
ROSELLE—Calls are rising for Roselle Borough Councilman Jamel Holley resign in the wake of criminal charges leveled against him for tampering with ballots in the 2006 Democratic primary for borough council.
UNION COUNTY—The New Jersey chapter of the Sierra Club endorsed four Union County lawmakers for the Assembly, but the organization denied re-election support to two prominent Democratic incumbents.
LINDEN – A Piscataway man was charged with assaulting a police officer who was attempting to break up a fight in front of the Luna Lounge on East St. Georges Avenue early Saturday morning.
TRENTON – While incidents of violent crime dropped one percent from 2007 to 2008 throughout New Jersey, Union County experienced a 7.5 percent increase, according to the 2008 Uniform Crime Report released Tuesday by Attorney General Anne Milgram.
FREEHOLD – Assemblyman Joseph Vas appeared in Superior Court in Freehold Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to charges of improperly billing Perth Amboy for $6,000 in medical costs and receiving $25,000 in improvements to his home from a city vendor for free during his tenure as the city’s mayor.
ELIZABETH—Consumer Affairs officials have been granted a temporary restraining order against Brake-O-Rama, a Lodi-based company that operates 13 retail outlets in New Jersey, including locations in Elizabeth, Linden, and Perth Amboy.
Aug. 31 at 8:48 a.m. – Officer Gary Yoffredo investigated a report of a theft of metal pipes from 111 Valley Road.