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Booker bill would remove barriers for convicts

Last week, Cory Booker introduced the REDEEM Act, which will remove some of the almost insurmountable barriers Americans convicted of nonviolent crimes face when trying to reenter society. The bill will help them find a job, support their families, and…

Sayreville celebrating July 4 on June 28

Sayreville will celebrate Independence Day this year on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in John F. Kennedy Park on Washington Avenue in Parlin with a community festival and fireworks.  The celebration will feature live entertainment, children’s games, small carnival rides, pony…

Obama awards Medal of Honor to Marine

Marine William “Kyle” Carpenter received the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama, an award reserved for those who show the utmost bravery in combat. Carpenter received the medal for his decision to jump on a grenade and save his…

Senate President would reinstate millionaires’ tax

TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney today offered a plan that would restore balance to the state’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget by reinstating the millionaires’ tax and adding a surcharge to the tax on corporations, along with other actions (see below).…

Pallone would ban cosmetic plastic microbeads

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) introduced legislation, the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2014, that would prohibit the sale or distribution of personal care products that contain synthetic plastic microbeads.   These small bits of plastic, used as exfoliants…

Six Flags Great Adventure Announces July Events

Operation Homefront ­­– July 3 In appreciation for the service and sacrifice made by U.S. military members and their families, Six Flags teams up with Coca-Cola® to support Operation Homefront as part of July 4th Fest.  A portion of tickets sold through Coca-Cola®…

Mikulak dies at 65

STATE — Former Assemblyman Stephen A. Mikulak, a resident of Colonia section of Woodbridge Township died Monday, June 16 at the JFK Medical Center in Edison.  Mikulak was a Republican who served two terms in the New Jersey General Assembly,…

Seal a Deal or Heal for Real?

Hoping to finalize his signature domestic policy initiative before he delivers his first State of the Union address in a few short weeks, President Barack Obama sat down with top Democratic leaders from Capitol Hill at the White House on Wednesday.