MOUNTAINSIDE – The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to choose carefully when hiring an individual or firm to prepare their tax returns. Taxpayers are responsible for the information on their tax returns even if prepared by someone else.
EDISON – On Thursday, Jan. 20, state Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) will hold a public hearing on the impact of Gov. Chris Christie’s cuts to state education spending.
UNION COUNTY — Literacy Volunteers of Union County, a non-profit organization that helps adults to improve their reading, writing or English conversation skills, is recruiting new tutor volunteers.
STATE – One hundred and fifty years ago today, an Elizabeth sea captain drew the first shots of the Civil War.
UNION — A man armed with a knife and hatchet attacked two women as they investigated misplaced items in their back yard early this morning, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The national unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 9.4 percent in December, and nonfarm payroll employment increased by 103,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
STATE – Light snow started falling in time for the morning commute, but New Jersey Transit was not reporting delays on most train and bus lines.
ELIZABETH – Public school officials hope that a new law which requires municipalities to report gang activity to the state police will help improve public safety.
AIDS Forum • Jan. 8 from 4-6 p.m. — Morning Star Community Christian Center, 1009 Chandler Ave., Linden, will host an AIDS forum “My People Perish for Lack of Knowledge” – Women and HIV/AIDS. Info: 1-908-925-7979 Ext. 6
As director Tom Hooper’s “The King’s Speech” opens, war clouds are forming over England. King George V is aging. Herr Hitler is orating like the dickens. It is apparent the king’s heir apparent will let love with a commoner deter him from reigning. And geez, his little brother, the Duke of York, has a terrible stammer. This won’t do at all.