TRENTON – Legislation to promote New Jersey farming, protect free saltwater recreational fishing and discussions on school sport concussions, Gov. Christie’s cuts to key environmental programs and post-traumatic stress disorder among New Jersey veterans top the Assembly’s Monday committee agendas.
MOUNTAINSIDE – Taxpayers seeking tax preparation assistance should look into the IRS sponsored, community-based, volunteer tax return preparation programs. The IRS sponsors both the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs.
NEWARK — Citing a looming $300 million budget deficit for the coming fiscal year, NJ TRANSIT today released a proposal to increase fares by 25 percent systemwide and trim service proportionate to recent ridership declines.
ELIZABETH—A Garwood woman was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to undergo psychiatric treatment after she pled guilty to neglect in the death of her 25-year-old daughter.
CARTERET — A Carteret man driving what passed for an unmarked police car was arrested by State Police detectives after one of more than a dozen people he pulled over on the Garden State Parkway in the past year turned out to be a real cop, according to a report on Cliffview Pilot.
CARTERET – Carteret Mayor Daniel Reiman told residents that they shouldn’t see an increase in their municipal taxes this year during his annual state of the borough speech this week.
PERTH AMBOY—The staff of the Jewish Renaissance Foundation and Boys & Girl Clubs of Perth Amboy have made the extraordinary commitment of continuing working at club sites without pay in the face of state cutbacks to the New Jersey After 3 program.
NORTH BRUNSWICK – Traffic on Route 1 in North Brunswick in the vicinity of a bridge over an abandoned Conrail freight line will be detoured to parallel service roads for two consecutive Saturday mornings starting March 6 to allow crews to make emergency roadway repairs.
More crawl-under-your-skin icky than scary, Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island” perpetrates a major, if not really novel, twist. Still, a stellar performance by Leonardo DiCaprio and great production values almost save the day. Too bad neither O. Henry nor his filmic heir, M. Knight Shyamalan, were aboard to engineer the movie’s big surprise.
NEWARK – Attorney General Paula T. Dow reminded residents to remain cautious of potential scams if they receive donation requests to aid victims of this weekend’s earthquake in Chile.