The Obama Administration is disputing claims by two Republican senators that Michael Jackson’s physician mistakenly remained eligible to bill Medicare long after being convicted for his role in the singer’s 2009 death. But the lawmakers aren’t backing down.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s unemployment rate fell to 8.6 percent in November as the economy added 120,000 jobs, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. However, there are still 13.3 million unemployed workers.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A New Brunswick man was charged with three counts of third degree bias intimidation arising from a series of window-smashing incidents at Jewish businesses in Highland Park, and Jewish businesses and a school in New Brunswick and a religious center at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Thursday evening.
AREA – The Christmas season is in full swing, with many local communities planning a variety of holiday events this week.
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First came black Friday, which really started on Thursday, followed by cyber Monday. No matter how we label the day, this is the season when retailers hope that consumers will shop with their hearts instead of their heads. The good news is that Christmas can still be merry this year, but the bad news is that we’ll pay more for the merry part.
SCOTCH PLAINS — Not looking forward to the holidays? What if the season of joy only serves to magnify your pain? That may seem like a strange thought, but for some Christmas can be a difficult time.
ELIZABETH – A judge has ordered the former president of Elizabeth’s school board and the current schools superintendent to repay school district funds that were used for personal legal fees while their lawyers argue that the Elizabeth Board of Education does not want the money returned.
RAHWAY – Police have arrested three teens in connection with the Nov. 8 shooting of a 21-year-old Rahway man near the 1700 block of Essex Street, authorities said.
TRENTON – A state Senate committee approved legislation that would permit licensed casinos in Atlantic City and racetracks throughout the state to operate sports wagering pools on professional and collegiate sporting or athletic events if a federal law banning sports betting in all but four states can be overturned.