STATE—According to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™, Democratic incumbent Jon Corzine and Republican challenger Chris Christie continue in a close contest in the race for New Jersey governor, with Corzine holding a lead among likely voters by a statistically insignificant thread of 44% to 43%.
TRENTON –A former Hillside police officer was sentenced Thursday for stealing funds from the Homelessness Prevention Program administered by the state Department of Community Affairs, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced.
EDISON – A new law authorizes the governing bodies of Edison Township, Metuchen Borough and South Plainfield Borough to adopt resolutions establishing a special commission to protect and preserve the Dismal Swamp.
NEWARK – The Prudential Foundation and Prudential Financial, Inc., recently provided $407,750 in Prudential CARES Volunteer Grants to 627 nonprofit organizations worldwide.
RAHWAY—Pictured, students enrolled in the Newspaper/Yearbook elective class at Rahway High School prepare donated goods for the garage sale fundraiser held in October.
RAHWAY—Rahway High School students enrolled in Mark Cantagallo’s American History II class were recently given a lesson on swing dancing, one of the important cultural elements of life in America during the 1940s.
RAHWAY—Sixth grade students at Rahway Middle School acted as archaeologists for the day.
ROSELLE PARK – Ibtisam Ali, a computer science major at Kean University and a resident of Roselle Park, recently was awarded the 2009 Tri-State Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects (AAAEA) Scholarship. Ali received the scholarship during an AAAEA awards dinner in Fort Lee, N.J., on October 17.
ELIZABETH-Here are some winter memories from William Frolich: “None of us have actual memories of the famous blizzard of 1888, but we have heard of it from our grandparents. We have heard that in the center of Elizabeth a train of the Central Railroad was stalled for two days at the Broad Street station, blocking the intersection that is now known as the Elizabeth Arches.