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Gov. Touts School Aid Increases For Middlesex County

TRENTON – State school aid increased by $850 million over last year’s budget, and Middlesex County school districts will get $92 million more than last year according to figures released this week by the Christie administration.

Treasury Continues To Phase Out Paper U.S. Savings Bonds

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of the Public Debt announced Wednesday that as of Jan. 1, 2012, paper savings bonds will no longer be sold at financial institutions. The move is expected to save American taxpayers approximately $70 million over the first five years.

AAA Offers Tips to Help Your Car Survive Extreme Heat

FLORHAM PARK—With continued high temperatures predicted for our area, AAA reminds motorists that heat can take its toll on vehicles. Extreme heat can push a vehicle past its limits, and once again this year, some drivers may find themselves stranded at the roadside because of it.

Gang Member Sentenced To Nearly 30 Years In State Prison

ELIZABETH — On Tuesday, a confirmed member of the Bloods street gang who led police on a high speed chase through Union and Elizabeth in 2009 was sentenced to nearly 30 years in state prison, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.

Union County School Districts To Get $127M More Than Last Year

TRENTON – State school aid increased by $850 million over last year’s budget, and Union County school districts will get $127 million more than last year according to figures released this week by the Christie administration.

26 Arrested In Underage Drinking Raid At New Brunswick Pub

TRENTON – Twenty-six people, including three bar employees and 23 underage patrons, were arrested early today at a bar in New Brunswick as a result of ABC’s College Initiative underage drinking enforcement program, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Director Jerry Fischer announced.

NJ Transit Customer Survey Reveals Lots Of Room For Improvement

NEWARK – This spring, NJ Transit conducted its first systemwide customer satisfaction survey. The results are in, and the public transit agency passed – barely. Customers rated NJ Transit’s service as “acceptable” or “satisfactory” with a score of 5.2 on a 0 to 10 scale.

Assembly Panel To Hold Hearing On Children’s Program Cuts

TRENTON – As part of Democrats’ effort to highlight the impact of Gov. Chris Christie’s cuts programs benefiting New Jersey’s middle-class and poor, the Assembly Budget Committee will meet next Tuesday to hear testimony how the cuts affect programs that serve children.