Tag Archive for New Jersey

Elizabeth Public Schools To Receive Innovations Grant

ELIZABETH – Elizabeth Public Schools was selected as one of 25 school systems nationwide to receive a 2009 HP Innovations in Education grant. Targeted at school systems serving students in grades 6 through 12, the grant program is designed to…

McManus Student-Athletes Honored

Two students from McManus Middle School were recently honored for their high academic achievements at the 2009 POP Warner Little Scholars Eastern Region Luncheon and Awards Ceremony. Sixth grader Brianna Armstead was the winner of the Eastern Region POP Warner…

Scholarship Winners

The Rahway Youth Soccer Association Board recently awarded Amy Geis and Brittany Casares with the John Blair Scholarship, worth $500.  It was presented at the Sideliners Dinner by Tom Woodrow, current RYSA Chairman of the Board. (Photo courtesy of Rahway…

Award-Winning Artist

Athena Gerasoulis of Edison, a fourth grader at the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, captured first place in the nationwide 2009 Creative Student Art Contest for her “vivid color usage and imaginative interpretation of the theme, ‘Outside World.’” She received a…

Fugitive Murder Suspect Arrested In Clark

CLARK – Police arrested a fugitive on a 15-year-old Florida murder warrant yesterday during a routine motor vehicle stop. At 3:11 p.m. Clark Police Officer Antonio Manata stopped Mark Haye of Irvington for speeding on Ross Street in Clark.  Haye…

H1N1 Flu Cases Confirmed In Middlesex County

MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Three cases of H1N1 flu have been confirmed in Middlesex County, according to the Middlesex County Public Health Department. Two of the cases, one from Highland Park and one from Edison, are from an influenza cluster in students from…

Defendant In Christmas Skating Rink Shooting To Be Tried As An Adult

ELIZABETH – Last week, a Union County Superior Court judge ruled that the defendant in last December’s fatal shooing outside a Union skating rink could be tried as an adult. Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow released the name of the…

Carteret Council Slashes School Budget To Save Taxpayer Money

CARTERET – The Borough Council ordered a $1.65 million reduction in the rejected 2009-2010 school budget last week. The council’s plan would save the average taxpayer nearly $200 from the school board’s proposed budget and $115 from what they paid…

Indicted Again: Assemblyman Faces Additional State Charges

TRENTON – State Assemblyman Joseph Vas (D-Perth Amboy) was indicted again today on state corruption charges, Attorney General Anne Millgram announced. Vas is charged with conspiring to obtain illicit gifts and payments from city vendors, and laundering money into his…