ELIZABETH—Continuing its initiatives to maintain world-class facilities while improving air quality at the Port of New York and New Jersey, the Port Authority today announced that two major components of the Port of New York and New Jersey’s $600 million ExpressRail project have been completed.
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.
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—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.
TRENTON – A federal judge postponed the sentencing of a former associate of Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage who was convicted of bribing a Linden housing official.
EDISON – A Superior Court judge sentenced a 25-year-old Highland Park man to 12 years in state prison for driving drunk during a July 2008 crash in Edison that killed his two roommates.
ELIZABETH – A grand jury indicted alleged Bloods gang member Jaquan Bell, 16, who is accused of shooting another teen to death outside a Union Township roller rink just after midnight on Dec. 26, 2008.
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.
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.