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Hike through history this fall

What would it be like to retrace the steps of the American revolutionary war soldiers who engaged the British in Metuchen on June 26, 1777, and then fought a running battle across what is now Edison and Scotch Plains before…

County seeking input from seniors

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced will hold a public meeting for older residents for input on the “2015 Area Plan.” Each year, the Area Plan provides a blueprint for coordinating senior services and keeping them up to date.…

PATH fares will increase, Port Authority reforms languish

Fares to ride PATH trains between New Jersey and New York will increase beginning Wednesday, as single-ride tickets will go up by 25 cents to $2.75 and a two-trip ticket will cost $5.50. The scandal-plagued Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says…

Lesniak launches high school for addicts

UNION – New Jersey’s first public high school for students with drug and alcohol problems opened on the campus of Kean University, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday. “This is a great moment for New Jersey and the first of its kind,”…

Edison woman imprisoned for multi-million dollar prostitution ring

An Edison woman was sentenced to serve 10 years in state prison for operating a Middlesex County prostitution ring that netted millions of dollars in profits. Deanna Ruiz, 44, was sentenced to the term in New Brunswick by Superior Court…

Perth Amboy police identify Rahway man they claim attempted suicide

Perth Amboy police officers released the name of a Rahway man after they prevented him from committing suicide at about 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. Lieutenant Luis Armas, station commander at the time, heard a transmission from Westfield Police through the…

More than 1,700 women murdered by men in the United States in 2012

More than 1,700 women were murdered by men in the United States in 2012, and more than 90 percent were killed by someone they knew, according to the Violence Policy Center (VPC) report When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of…

California supermarkets banned from using single-use plastic bags

California supermarkets, convenience stores and pharmacies will be banned from using single-use plastic bags starting in July 2015. Under SB270, plastic bags will be phased out of checkout counters at large grocers and supermarkets such as Wal-Mart and Target starting next summer,…

Officials react to viral respiratory infection

Officials met September 29 at the Middlesex County Superintendent of Schools’ office to discuss ways that residents can help protect their families from Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), a viral respiratory infection found in children. County officials are working with the Superintendent…

School funding heads to court

Parents, students and districts in 16 rural communities have filed a complaint to enforce a 2009 New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) order for K-12 school funding and high quality preschool under the School Funding Reform Act of 2008 (SFRA),…