MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The following candidates filed to run for their local school boards in this year’s election on April 27:
CARTERET – Mayor Dan Reiman spoke of the challenges created by the economy and state finances during his annual state of the borough address on Tuesday.
Nobody likes being nagged, but I’m going to risk reader displeasure by reminding everyone that there are hefty financial consequences if you owe income taxes and do not file a return on time – or at least request a filing extension.
ELIZABETH — The Union County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Task Force is investigating the discovery of a partially decomposed body that was found Monday afternoon near Pine Street and Front Street in Elizabeth, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
TRENTON – An Assembly panel approved a measure that would increase penalties for using cell phones while driving on Monday.
NEWARK – The State Division of Consumer Affairs received nearly 14,000 complaints from consumers last year, with the high-cost categories of motor vehicles and home improvements each generating more than 10 percent of the total complaints.
LINDEN — Hattie Bannister, a resident of Linden, celebrated her 106th birthday on March 5. She was born in Pinewood, S.C. in 1905.
Dear EarthTalk: I understand that Congress passed legislation not too long ago that protected a few million acres of wilderness areas, parks and wild rivers, in part to help offset climate change. How does conserving land prevent global warming? — M. Oakes, Charlottesville, NC
NEW BRUNSWICK — A 24-year-old man remained in critical condition today after being stabbed in New Brunswick on March 4, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and New Brunswick Police Director Peter Mangarella announced.
TRENTON –Former Middlesex County Sheriff Joseph C. Spicuzzo was arrested this morning on charges that he demanded bribes of up to $25,000 from individuals seeking employment or promotions in the sheriff’s office, Attorney General Paula T. Dow announced.