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.
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
Every now and then when life starts to get too serious for me, I need a ‘breakout moment’. My strategy is specifically designed to push away bad karma and let some good times roll.
RED BANK – The Bayshore Tea Party group filed a civil action in the state’s Superior Court to challenge the validity of the recently-approved New Jersey Legislative District Map.
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.
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.
STATE – As gasoline prices climb towards the $4 mark, it seems likely that Americans may cut back on summer travel plans.
HIGHLAND PARK – Highland Park was designated as Climate Showcase Community where leaders will encourage borough stakeholders to reduce the municipality’s carbon footprint.
FT. LEE – Shoppers believe that manufacturers should use more environmentally-friendly packaging for their products, but are unwilling to bear the burden of the green initiative, according to data collected by Perception Research Services.
Dear EarthTalk: We have an invasion of phragmites in the wetlands bordering our neighborhood. I understand they are a non-native plant that, if left unchecked, will overrun the whole ecosystem. How does one remedy this situation in an eco-friendly way? — Jeff Willets, via e-mail