STATE – According to the Arbor Day Foundation, the best way to celebrate the holiday is by planting trees. New Jersey celebrates Arbor Day on National Arbor Day, April 29.
TRENTON – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has banned the manufacture, distribution, sale, and possession of designer drugs labeled as “bath salts.” The move does not affect Epson salts or other true bath salts that are added to bathing water.
STATE – Voters were more likely to pass their local school district budgets this year. Just four failed in Middlsex County and two in Union County according to the unofficial tallies of machine-cast ballots.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of the Treasury is retiring the paper Social Security check, a move expected to save taxpayers $1 billion over the next 10 years. Beginning May 1, anyone newly applying for Social Security, Veterans Affairs…
PLAINFIELD — The Union County Homicide Task Force and the Plainfield Police Department are investigating a shooting that gravely injured a Piscataway man early yesterday morning, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
RAHWAY – The Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway Foundation’s annual Rose Ball fundraising event was a success.
LINDEN– Doris J. Henel, a lifetime Linden resident, has been chosen as the city’s 35th Annual Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year.
EDISON – Middlesex County College hosted a dinner to honor the winners of the a 2011 Caring Awards, presented by the Middlesex County Guidance Council earlier this month. The Caring Award, given to one student from each high school in the county, is for outstanding volunteer community service.
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CARTERET – Middlesex County and Carteret officials put the first shovels in the ground today for a project to reconstruct the County’s 83-acre Joseph Medwick Park in Carteret.