NEW BRUNSWICK – County officials introduced a $405 million budget Thursday night. The spending plan requires $320 million in taxes and adds one penny to the tax rate.
ROSELLE – Mayor Garrett Smith will host a town hall meeting on Monday night at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at Borough Hall, 210 Chestnut Street.
WOODBRIDGE — Authorities are actively investigating the death of a township woman who was killed before her house caught fire, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Woodbridge Police Chief William Trenery announced today.
STATE – The state Assembly approved a bill sponsored by Joseph Cryan that would eliminate basic consumer protections and deregulate telephone and cable companies.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Jersey’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie told the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, “You’re gonna have to raise the retirement age for Social Security.”
RAHWAY – A candidate for the state Legislature criticized a state panel’s recommendation to keep New Jersey’s minimum wage at $7.25 per hour.
LINDEN – Though he was elected under the slogan “Democrat for Change and Action,” Linden Third Ward Councilman Peter Brown seems intent on preserving the status quo in municipal government.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Leonard Lance joined pancreatic activists Wednesday to announce the introduction of the “Pancreatic Cancer Research and Education Act.”
TRENTON – Legislation to provide New Jersey residents and businesses with tax credits if they buy electric cars or vehicle charging stations was approved Thursday by the Assembly.
MILLBURN – The Paper Mill Playhouse will feature four musicals and one play during its 2011-2012 season, beginning with the premiere of a new Disney stage musical, “Newsies.” The show, featuring music by Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken and a new book by Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, will debut Sept. 15.