TRENTON – State officials today offered several tips to the public aimed at keeping zombies and vampires, many of whom are set to roam the streets this weekend, safe and sound. Of course, these creatures, along with many others, will be the thousands of children who will be trick-or-treating this weekend, prompting Division of Highway Traffic Safety Acting Director Gary Poedubicky to encourage motorists and parents to take the necessary steps to have a safe Halloween.
STATE – New Jersey residents support the “Occupy Wall Street” protests by a 3-to-2 margin, according to a new Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™ poll.
CARTERET – Mayor Dan Reiman will be joined by the Borough Council, residents, and military veterans on Thursday, Oct. 27, for a ribbon cutting ceremony, formally unveiling “The Commander George Lisicki Veterans Apartments,” Carteret’s first veterans’ apartment building. The project has been dedicated in honor of past Commander of the National Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) George Lisicki, an advocate of a number of nationwide programs and services benefiting veterans.
PERTH AMBOY – The city will hold several Halloween activities this weekend, starting with a kids’ dance on Friday night.
SPRINGFIELD – According to a Harris Interactive Poll, Halloween is America’s third favorite holiday, trailing only Christmas and Thanksgiving. Unlike those other holidays, Halloween falls on a Monday this year and school will be in session. But in Springfield, it won’t be celebrated at the district’s two elementary schools.
TRENTON – State Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff recently reminded taxpayers to file their applications for the Homestead Benefit and the Senior Freeze property tax relief programs before the Monday, Oct. 31, deadline.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The average family spends $2,200 a year on energy bills, nearly half of which goes to heating and cooling. With winter approaching and Americans heading indoors, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star program is offering easy energy saving tips that increase household efficiency while helping Americans save money and stay warm.
TRENTON – Government and racing officials announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding that would bring an annual Formula 1 Grand Prix of America race to Port Imperial in Weehawken and West New York beginning in June 2013.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In recognition of National Anti-Bullying Month, U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and a bipartisan group of New Jersey Congressional delegation members today released a video message for the “It Gets Better Project” to encourage young people who are bullied in New Jersey and around the country that “it gets better.”
ELIZABETH — Several members of the MS-13 street gang in Elizabeth were arrested yesterday and charged in the death of a city resident whose partially decomposed body was discovered last March, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.