NEWARK—Have you recently received a large number of strange and unexplained calls on your mobile or landline telephones?
RAHWAY–When the parishes of St. Mary and St. Mark officially merge on July 1, the Catholic community in Rahway will abound in joy and celebration. What many individuals sensed was inevitable will finally come to pass this summer after many years of sometimes acrimonious meetings between members of these two much-loved churches.
TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) has proposed legislation designed to institute efficiencies in the unemployment insurance (UI) system that would benefit laid-off workers and employers alike, while protecting those in dire financial circumstances from certain abuses that have recently come to light.
ELIZABETH – School district leaders are encouraging citizens from throughout the community to attend a meeting on the 2010-2011 budget tonight at 7 p.m. at Dwyer Academy, 600 Pearl Street.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Middlesex County became one of the first counties in the state to put Federal Stimulus Funds to work when the Board of Chosen Freeholders voted to approve a contract to mill and resurface 17 of the busiest county roads.
MIDDLSEX COUNTY – Voters in Perth Amboy and Spotswood will choose municipal council members in today’s non-partisan election.
ELIZABETH – Early childhood education expands throughout Elizabeth with the use of three former Catholic School buildings acquired through a lease agreement with the Archdiocese of Newark.
TRENTON – The Senate Commerce Committee unanimously approved legislation sponsored by Senator Joseph Vitale and Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono, both D-Middlesex, that would offer extended health benefits to residents left jobless as a result of their place of employment closing.
TRENTON – Legislation to require retailers to charge consumers an advertised after-rebate price – rather than making buyers send in coupons or log on to manufacturer’s Web sites to claim their savings – has been released the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee.
TRENTON – Governor Chris Christie presented a 33-bill package of reforms aimed at solving New Jersey’s property tax crisis. The bill package will put a hard cap on property tax increases and state spending at 2.5 percent, while giving municipalities, school districts, higher education institutions and county governments tools to control their costs and live within the cap.