STATE — New Jersey residents joined a nationwide protest against Republicans—and some Democrats—who are campaigning to cut billions if dollars from health care, education, and science programs in the proposed federal budget on Thursday.
STATE – The average price of a gallon of regular, full-service gasoline reached $3.09 a gallon overnight, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. That’s up five cents in the past week and 54 cents since this time last year.
STATE – According to a report released yesterday by the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation, New Jersey residents had the highest state-local tax burden in the nation in 2009.
NEWARK — On Wednesday, NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein announced plans to unveil a new online “scorecard” initiative to provide the public with a measurement of how the corporation is performing.
TRENTON – MoveOn.org members are planning a rally to “Save the American Dream” at the New Jersey State House in Trenton at noon on Friday. Organizers are urging New Jersey residents to stand up in support of Wisconsin public employees.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — Authorities are actively investigating the disappearance of human remains taken from two cemeteries in recent months, officials said Wednesday.
OLD BRIDGE – Two South River residents were arrested last Friday for allegedly performing acupuncture on patients without a license, following a joint investigation conducted by the State Division of Consumer Affairs and the Old Bridge Police Department, with assistance provided by the Perth Amboy Police Department.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie unveiled a $29.4 billion state budget Tuesday that slashes funding for health and senior services by 15 percent and environmental protection by 10 percent.
PERTH AMBOY — The former City Business Administrator who served under ex-Mayor Joe Vas is seeking election to a seat on the nine-member Board of Education.
RAHWAY — The Union County Homicide Task Force is investigating Monday’s fatal shooting of a Rahway man, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.