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American History lovers mark your calendars

WATCHUNG RESERVATION – On Sunday, October 19, as part of Union County’s Four Centuries In A Weekend celebration at The Deserted Village in the Watchung Reservation, visitors will have the opportunity to hear two noted authors speak about the rich history…

Why ordinary people bear economic risks and Donald Trump doesn’t

Thirty years ago, on its opening day in 1984, Donald Trump stood in a dark topcoat on the casino floor at Atlantic City’s Trump Plaza, celebrating his new investment as the finest building in Atlantic City and possibly the nation.…

Middlesex County Prosecutor investigating the death of a 19-year-old Rutgers student

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey, Chief Kenneth Cop of the Rutgers University Police Department, and Anthony A. Caputo, director of the New Brunswick Police Department are investigating the death of a 19-year-old Rutgers University sophomore.…

Challengers offer ‘A New Direction’

PERTH AMBOY – Council allies of Mayor Wilda Diaz are facing a challenge from three well-known people who want to take the city in a new direction. Fernando Gonzalez, Ana Maria Mascenik and Jelmin Caba filed petitions as candidates in…

Senate transportation panel nixes renewal of red-light cameras

By Josh Kaib | WatchdogWire.com New Jersey’s Senate Transportation Committee won’t take up a bill to renew the state’s red-light camera program. The chairman of the committee, Democrat Sen. Nicholas J. Sacco, told Watchdog Wire the bill will not be heard. But…

Jamie Fox is on the road to his old job, as Christie hires 3 Democrats

James P. “Jamie” Fox was born in Elizabeth and grew up in Union Township, but the Union County native belongs to New Jersey once again as he returns to his old job, replacing James Simpson as Gov. Chris Christie’s new Department of Transportation commissioner.…

Kovach campaigning in Westfield

Clinton Mayor Janice Kovach is taking her candidacy for Congress to the Westfield home of Janice Siegel and Lloyd Marks tonight. Kovach, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in the New Jersey 7th District, is secretary of…

Critics hit Christie in anticipation of candidacy

By Matt Katz for New Jersey Public Radio CHARLESTON, S.C. — Gov. Chris Christie began the week holding hands with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at an event in Jersey City before heading across the river to a press conference on homeland…

N.J. Judiciary Eyes Fee Hikes to Fund Programs

by David Gialanella, New Jersey Law Journal After getting the legislative go-ahead last month, the New Jersey judiciary has proposed its first major court fee hikes in more than a decade—revenue that would be used to fund a comprehensive electronic…