STATE — Starting early next year, Bank of America will begin charging debit-card users a $5 per month fee to pay for purchases. Several other banks have also recently introduced or started testing debit card fees recently.
NEW BRUNSWICK – An extensive investigation of the police shooting that resulted in the death of a New Brunswick resident continues, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan said last night.
WOODBRIDGE – Featuring the sort of offensive firepower that game spectators have come to expect, Team Vitale – organized by State Senator Joseph Vitale and the Woodbridge Metro Chamber of Commerce – decimated their opponents, NJ 101.5, in an entertaining charity softball game to benefit Habitat for Humanity.
I couldn’t help but gasp when I saw the news clip this week about the arrest of a college student who charged twenty-five hundred dollars to at least six high school students in exchange for taking the SAT for them. Supposedly, this guy was a real pro at test taking. This must be true because he was attending Emory University, one of the most selective colleges in the country.
STATE – For the first time since he took office, more New Jersey voters disapprove of President Barack Obama than think he’s doing a good job.
PLAINFIELD – Authorities have arrested and charged a suspect in yesterday’s fatal stabbing of a 48-year-old woman in Plainfield, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas, Jr. announced.
STATE – Is a school board member’s personal email address information that the public has a right to access under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act? The New Jersey School Boards Association doesn’t think so, but a taxpayer group disagrees.
STATE – Age affects how New Jersey residents evaluate the state’s quality of life. But it’s not a straightforward relationship. Young adults join senior citizens in giving generally higher ratings to their home state when compared to the views of middle-aged residents in a new Monmouth University Poll.
STATE – The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services is advising consumers to discard Rocky Ford whole cantaloupes from Jensen Farms in Colorado that have been linked to a multi-state outbreak of listeriosis, an illness caused by consuming food contaminated with bacteria Listeria.
Illustrating how impressed I was with director Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball,” the first person I called after exiting the theater was Hal, my friend and go-to source for all things baseball. The conversation went like this: “I just saw a film that will zoom right up into your first division of all-time best baseball movies.”