RAHWAY – The average Rahway taxpayer will pay $66 extra this year because of a tax appeal settlement with Merck & Co.
EDISON — Shruti Nadkarni of Edison, a junior at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Dear EarthTalk: I heard someone say that the environmental benefits of natural gas for electricity generation were overstated and that it is not as green-friendly as the industry would have us believe. What is your take on this? — D. Montcalm, Brewster, NY
Before the housing crisis, it wasn’t uncommon for people to raid their home-equity piggybanks to pay off bills. Plummeting home values and tougher lending standards helped curb that practice, leading some people to engage in a far more disturbing habit: borrowing or withdrawing money from their retirement accounts to cope with financial hardship.
CARTERET — Police in New York City have arrested a suspect who was being sought on charges of killing a Carteret teenager, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Carteret Police Chief John Pieczyski announced Monday.
ELIZABETH — The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating a shooting that took place Sunday evening in Elizabeth, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said Monday.
SOUTH BRUNSWICK – The 192-acre, historically important Pulda Farm in South Brunswick has been preserved forever now that the purchase of the land has been finalized, county officials announced Friday.
CARTERET – Authorities are continuing to search for a man who has been charged with fatally shooting a 17-year-old Carteret resident last week, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Carteret Police Chief John Pieczyski announced today.
PISCATAWAY — Two Plainfield men have been arrested and charged with fatally shooting a 27-year-old Plainfield woman, who was found dead in Piscataway nearly a year ago, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Piscataway Police Chief Richard Ivone announced today.
TRENTON – Unions from all over the state joined in a rally at the State House hosted by the New Jersey State AFL-CIO today. The event was a show of solidarity with Wisconsin public employees, who may lose their collective bargaining rights if their state’s Republican governor gets his way.