LINDEN—The Infineum Bayway Chemical Plant located in Linden was recently re-certified as an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) STAR site for its safety and health programs. Infineum’s Linden Plant is one of only 56 sites in New Jersey to currently hold this prestigious certification.
TRENTON – Former New Jersey Assemblyman Neil M. Cohen was charged with an additional count of possession of child pornography today, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced.
WOODBRIDGE – Mayor John E. McCormac announced Tuesday that the Woodbridge Township Police Department responded to 43 complaints of illegal fireworks on July 4th, issued three summonses to residents identified as possessing illegal fireworks, and confiscated more than 1,000 pounds of illegal fireworks from various locations throughout the township.
HOLMDEL – Due to unexpected demand, the Corzine campaign is moving a July 16th rally to the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel. President Barack Obama is scheduled to join Gov. Jon Corzine at the rally, which was originally going to be held at Rutgers University in New Brunswick.
ELIZABETH—A week after he escaped from guards while on trash duty at the Union County Jail, Phillip Ruddy was captured, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced Monday.
ELIZABETH – A stray bullet struck and wounded a 9-year-old boy who was playing in an Elizabeth apartment building last Wednesday afternoon.
TRENTON – Attorney General Anne Milgram announced Tuesday that 31 defendants have been indicted in connection with bank fraud schemes orchestrated by members and associates of the Bloods street gang involving more than $654,000 in counterfeit checks, which resulted in the theft of more than $341,000 from eight banks.
MADISON—According to the quarterly consumer survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Silberman College of Business, 63 percent of New Jerseyans have lost a job or have a friend or relative who has lost a job in the past year, up nine points from January.
RAHWAY – Sewerage fees will go up $20 a year per household and businesses will see their rates increase by eight percent. Water fees will also increase — for the second time this year – by five percent, bringing the total rise to 10 percent. Residents who use the minimum will pay about $10 a year more.