“Morning Glory” – Awakens the Optimist in You

Holiday time. You’re making yourself nuts trying to find a perfect gift for that imperfect person. The new salespeople, who’ve replaced the old, seasoned employees laid off courtesy of the Recession, would rather stare at their cell phones than be of aid.

Community Calendar

Play • Nov. 19 & 20 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. – Mother Seton Regional High School, 1 Valley Rd., Clark, will present its school play, “The Wizard of Oz” Tickets are $10. Children & seniors pay discounted admission on select dates: $8 on Friday and $5 on Sunday. Info: 1-732-382-1952.

Police Arrest Suspect In Last Week’s Plainfield Murder

PLAINFIELD — On Wednesday, members of the Union County Homicide Task Force arrested an 18-year-old man and charged him with last week’s shooting death of a Plainfield teenager, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.

Longtime Aide Of Former Perth Amboy Mayor Pleads Guilty

TRENTON – A longtime aide of former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas pleaded guilty today to conspiring with Vas to obtain an illicit payment from a city vendor and illegally funneling money into Vas’ congressional campaign via straw donors to evade campaign funding and reporting rules.

Union County Doctor Charged In $52 million Medicare Fraud Case

UNION — On Wednesday, law enforcement agencies arrested a Union County doctor and charged him with submitting nearly $52 million in fraudulent Medicare and private insurance health care claims, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.

NJ Lawmakers Introduce Federal Anti-Bullying Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ-12) today introduced the “Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act,” legislation that would require colleges and universities to have anti-harassment policies in place.

NJ Shows Modest Job Growth In October

TRENTON – Employment in New Jersey improved modestly in October, based on growth in private sector employment. At the same time, the state’s unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage point to 9.2 percent, moving further below the national rate, which was unchanged in October at 9.6 percent.