STATE – Gov. Jon Corzine and Republican gubernatorial candidate Chris Christie have drastically different views on the state’s job market during the current recession.
WESTFIELD—Union County Republican Chairman Phil Morin invites party members to an open house at the new Union County Republican Party Headquarters at 425 North Avenue East in Westfield on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m.
NEWARK – Assemblyman Joseph Vas (D-Perth Amboy) was back in court last week for an arraignment on a federal indictment filed last month. The embattled lawmaker pleaded not guilty to the charge of circumventing the contribution limits and reporting requirements of federal campaign-financing law.
PERTH AMBOY – Attorney Allen Papp will be replaced as Perth Amboy’s municipal prosecutor effective Sept. 1.
PERTH AMBOY—The city will hold a Public Meeting concerning future recreation improvements around the former tennis court building at Sadowski Park which was destroyed by fire. The neighborhood and general public is welcome to attend and to provide suggestions for recreation improvements.
SCOTCH PLAINS—In a 30-year career as a federal probation officer working with drug and alcohol addicts, Charles Herman of Scotch Plains learned to measure success by the small changes he observed in his individual cases.
NEWARK – A salesman for a labor union trade newspaper was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for tax evasion, Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra announced last week.
CARTERET—The Carteret Fire Department has been awarded $216,760 by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Mayor Dan Reiman announced last week.
CRANFORD – Cranford police arrested a Newark man last week who allegedly stole a woman’s vehicle at a Dairy Queen in July.