DEP Offers Earth Week Reminder About Fertilizer Law

TRENTON – With many people turning their thoughts to spring gardening, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin reminded residents to be mindful of the environment when applying lawn fertilizers and to obey a new law Gov. Christie recently signed to protect New Jersey’s waterways from misapplication of these products.

“The Conspirator” – Has an Ulterior Motive

Robert Redford’s “The Conspirator,” about the only female accused of conspiring to assassinate President Lincoln, informs of a sad truth you first learn in the playground and then have confirmed somewhere in your graduate history studies.

Community Calendar

Easter • April 23 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – First Baptist Church of Metuchen, 255 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 27) will host a free indoor Easter Egg-Stravaganza for children ages 2-11. Egg hunts, face painting, car races, games, crafts, snacks & more. An adult must accompany children. To pre-register, call 1-732-548-4279. Info: Call Deb at 1-732-396-8291

New Brunswick Officer Indicted On Voter Fraud; Theft Charges

NEW BRUNSWICK — Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced that a city police officer was indicted today by a grand jury in Middlesex County on charges of stealing about $850 in health insurance benefits and, in a separate case, illegally voting in New Brunswick while living in other communities.

Rodgers, Tejeda Boast No Tax Hike

PERTH AMBOY — While City Hall is seeking a $330 property tax hike for the average homeowner, Eric Rodgers and Milady Tejeda are boasting that the proposed school budget they helped introduce includes no increase in the local levy for the schools as part of their campaign for re-election.