WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s economy added 227,000 jobs in February, according to data released this morning by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment rose in the professional and businesses services, health care and social assistance, leisure and hospitality, manufacturing, and mining sectors, though the overall unemployment rate remained at 8.3 percent.
WOODBRIDGE – An off-duty Woodbridge police officer who was working an extra-duty job at the Woodbridge Center Shopping mall shot and killed a man who allegedly threatened a woman at knifepoint yesterday afternoon, authorities said.
Back in the 1940s, entertainer Gene Kelly introduced a song, “I Could Write a Book”, from the musical “Pal Joey”, and professed all the wonderful qualities that his new love interest had. Well, I could write a book, too. Only mine would have nothing to do with a new love interest. It would have everything to do with an old love interest, my adult daughter.
SOUTH AMBOY — This year’s South Amboy St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 10, and will step off at 2 p.m. This event is one of the city’s highlights each year.
The Alternative Minimum Tax attempts to ensure that anyone who benefits from certain tax advantages pays at least a minimum amount of tax. The AMT provides an alternative set of rules for calculating your income tax.
TRENTON – The grand prize in tonight’s Mega Millions lottery drawing is worth up to $148 million.
ELIZABETH — The Union County Homicide Task Force and the Elizabeth Police Department are investigating the fatal shooting of a city resident that occurred last night, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
TRENTON— One day after earning Gov. Chris Christie’s support, legislation aimed at saving New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act has cleared the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.
TRENTON – An appellate court determined that Gov. Chris Christie exceeded his authority when he abolished the Council on Affordable Housing last year and transferred the council’s functions to the Department of Community Affairs.
TRENTON – A jury convicted a Holmdel man of distributing child pornography over the internet, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced today. The defendant was among more than three dozen people arrested in 2007 as part of “Operation Silent Shield,” an investigation by the New Jersey State Police that targeted offenders who distributed child pornography online.