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Bernard Purdie All-Stars Set To Take The Stage August 20

CLARK –The Union County Summer Arts Festival concert series continues its 54th season of music on Wednesday evening, August 20, featuring The Bernard Purdie All-Stars.  The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites the public to attend this free concert…

Rahway Councilman charged with assault

RAHWAY — A City Council member was arrested after domestic violence incident in Vernon Township last week, Vernon Police Lt. Brian Jernick said. Authorities say Vernon police officer Ronald Koumaras arrested 2nd Ward Councilman Michael Cox on July 27 at 2:28 a.m. Cox was…

Suspect arrested following discharge of officer firearm, police pursuit

A New York man has been arrested and charged after allegedly leading police on a vehicle pursuit in which a Clark police officer discharged his service weapon, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park and Clark Police Chief Alan Scherb…

New Jersey residents nix gambling outside Atlantic City

Since New Jersey voters approved a referendum allowing gambling in Atlantic City in 1976, the Atlantic County city has been the only site of legal casinos in the state. With the increasing difficulties of casinos in Atlantic City, there has…

Wage Inequality: A Story of Policy Choices

By Heidi Shierholz, Lawrence Mishel, and John Schmitt Originally posted in New Labor Forum, first published on August 4, 2014. EPI’s President Lawrence Mishel and economist Heidi Shierholz and John Schmitt from the Center for Economic and Policy Research have published a new…

Banned books film series starts August 18

The Springfield Free Public Library Lunchtime Film Series presents the first film in its “Banned Books Week” series on Monday, August 18 at 1 pm. Banned Books Week is a national event celebrating the importance of reading and the freedom…

Garden State majority opposed to casinos outside Atlantic City

Since New Jersey voters approved a referendum allowing gambling in Atlantic City in 1976, the Atlantic County city has been the only site of legal casinos in the state. With the increasing difficulties of casinos in Atlantic City, there has…

Harry Reid met by protesters at South Jersey fundraiser

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid attended a $2,600-per-plate fundraiser for state Sen. Donald Norcross (D-5), the brother of power broker George Norcross who is the Democratic congressional nominee seeking to replace former U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews. Reid’s visit was…

Trane subsidiary of Ingersoll Rand to pay for firing woman over pregnancy

TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the Division on Civil Rights announced today that Trane U.S. Inc., a subsidiary of Ingersoll Rand, has agreed to pay a former employee $55,000 to resolve allegations that it discriminated by…

Edison man arrested in connection with bank robbery

EDISON — Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas J. Bryan of the Edison Police Department announced that a township man was arrested and charged in connection with a bank robbery and police pursuit that ended with his…