UNION COUNTY – Former U.S. Rep. Robert D. Franks died Friday after a battle with cancer. He was 58.
TRENTON – Former New Jersey Assemblyman Neil M. Cohen pleaded guilty today to a charge of distributing child pornography, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
OLD BRIDGE — A Perth Amboy man has been arrested and charged with giving false information to police during an investigation into the death of an Old Bridge woman who was found in her home on April 8, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Old Bridge Police Chief Thomas H. Collow announced.
ELIZABETH — A Union County Grand Jury recently handed up a second indictment against a former Salvation Army pastor, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
TRENTON – An Elizabeth man and his girlfriend have been indicted for their roles in a scheme to steal other people’s identities and engage in credit card fraud, Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor announced.
TRENTON – Citing dramatic cuts proposed for municipal aid, school aid and vital social services, 18th District Legislators – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono, Assemblyman Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr, and Assemblyman Peter J. Barnes III – will hold a local budget hearing to gauge the impact these cuts would have on Middlesex County residents and help formulate more equitable alternatives to deal with the looming budget gap.
The last decade has seen a growing interest in “going green,” or taking steps to preserve natural resources and protect the environment. But did you know that there can be tax benefits when you take environmentally friendly steps, such as minimizing energy usage?
Dear EarthTalk: I pruned back an overgrown bush in my back yard last fall and now the soil around it is covered in dandelions and other weeds. Is there any way to get rid of these weeds without resorting to RoundUp and other chemical herbicides?
MOUNTAINSIDE – More than 36,000 New Jersey homebuyers already have collected nearly $249.1 million in First-Time Homebuyer Credits.
ELIZABETH—New Jersey is still recovering from the widespread flood damage from the March 13th storm and subsequent rain. NJ 2-1-1 offers information and assistance to the area’s storm victims both by dialing 2-1-1 and at the companion web site www.nj211.org.