Corzine Struggling Locally

UNION COUNTY—Although she is facing a challenge from retired chemist Jim Pivnichny, Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs did not attend a Plainfield event for Gov. Jon Corzine on Sunday, two days after a slew of Elizabeth Democrats announced their support for Republican Christopher Christie.

Goodman Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Charges

UNION COUNTY – Less than a week after a Union County grand jury indicted a Hunterdon County man on charges relating to an improper relationship with a 14-year-old girl, Jesse Goodman reached a plea bargain with authorities, officials said Tuesday.

Rahway Seeks $34M Bond Approval

RAHWAY—The school board wants to borrow $34 million to fund renovations and installation of solar panels at the high school and the middle school, plus build a two-story, 12-classroom addition at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School.

Corzine Wants Holley Out

ROSELLE—A spokeperson for Gov. Jon Corzine said that Roselle Council President Jamel Holley should resign because he is facing criminal charges related to widespread absentee ballot fraud in the 2006 Democratic primary.

Convicts Charged

AVENEL—Several dozen convicted criminals—including nine at East Jersey State Prison, located in the Avenel section of Woodbridge Township near the border with Rahway—are facing new charges for bad behavior behind bars.