WOODBRIDGE—Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7) and Woodbridge Township Mayor John McCormac announced Monday that the House of Representatives will soon pass legislation that includes Lance’s request for $500,000 to upgrade the Woodbridge Police Department’s communications capabilities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Federal lawmakers, searching for ways to pay for health care reforms, are considering a tax on soda and other drinks sweetened with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup.
ELIZABETH – An inmate has been charged with aggravated assault after he allegedly stabbed a corrections officer with a sharpened pencil at Union County Jail last week, officials said.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – A NASA astronaut who is originally from Edison plans to use the internet to stay in touch with people on the ground during his next mission.
LINDEN – Police arrested a city man last week for allegedly attempting to rob a drug store with a hose-nozzle that employees thought was a gun.
ELIZABETH – One of two Union County corrections officers who was under indictment for allegedly assaulting an inmate last year went back to work last week after agreeing to act as a witness against the other officer.
CARTERET—Carteret will receive $480,000 in state Green Acres funds for multiple parks improvement projects, Mayor Daniel Reiman announced last week.
LINDEN—Thorough the end of October, the Linden Police Department will reward children who wear a helmet when bicycling with a “ticket” for a free ice cream cone from Dairy Queen in Linden.
In May, the award-winning Rahway High School Marching Band and Fine and Performing Arts ensembles were invited to play at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla.