STATE — New Jersey saw a jump in initial unemployment claims for the week ending March 27, according to information from the federal Department of Labor.
OLD BRIDGE — Police are investigating the death of a woman who was found today in her home in Old Bridge, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Old Bridge Police Chief Thomas H. Collow.
Go figure: Dumont, a snakepit of a town known best for political contributions leading to professional favors, is considering a strict pay-to-play law that would make it something of a pioneer in North Jersey — thanks to Citizens’ Campaign, a grass-roots group that so far, has attracted 5,000 participants who hope to stem corruption… which should, in turn, help curb property taxes.
EDISON—Edison police are searching for a 43-year-old man who was recently released from Trenton Psychiatric and had been placed in a group home in the township.
UNION COUNTY — Authorities have released the names of the two victims whose bodies were found in bags on a Linden street Monday morning.
AARP Meeting • April 9 at 1 p.m. – Clark AARP Chapter #3733 will meet at the Brewer Senior Center, 430 Westfield Ave., Clark.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it will begin a full investigation of the type and extent of the contamination at the Raritan Bay Slag Superfund Site in Old Bridge and Sayreville within a few weeks.
UNION COUNTY—Dr. Charles E. Mitchell, Sr. is running for Union County Sheriff in the June 8 Democratic primary election because he says incumbent Ralph Froehlich’s 33 years in the job is too long.
NEWARK – The former president and owner of Spinal Care & Rehabilitation Center, a chiropractic clinic in Rahway, pleaded guilty today in connection with his scheme to stage automobile accidents in order to send the participants in the accidents to his clinic for purported treatment, United States Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
[unemployment] WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twenty-three percent of America’s unemployed have been jobless for a year or longer, the highest rate since World War II, according to a study released this week by the Pew Economic Policy Group.