Senate Committee Clears Bill To Transfer Property To Woodbridge

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Joseph F. Vitale which would authorize the state to sell 15.5 acres of land and improvements which are currently part of East Jersey State Prison to the Township of Woodbridge to be remediated as low-income, special needs housing was approved by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee Monday by a vote of 9-4.

When Does Home Remodeling Make Financial Sense?

My wife and I survived two major home remodeling projects and we’ve got the battle scars to prove it. Like most people feeling cramped for space – thanks to two growing children in our case – we weighed the plusses and minuses of remodeling versus moving to a larger home.


Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that bananas are taboo for anyone who is concerned about rainforest destruction? Even if I seek out “fair trade” or organic bananas, am I feeding the demand which is causing rainforest to be cleared?

Tackling Your Kids’ Summer Boredom

With millions of American schoolchildren starting summer vacation, cries of “I’m bored” will soon ring out across the nation. Swimming lessons and trips to the mall can fill only so many hours. Before you give up and hand over the TV remote, consider some activities that can be productive, safe and fun for kids of all ages.

Gang Members Convicted For Elizabeth Robbery Spree

ELIZABETH — Two members of the Crips street gang were found guilty on Thursday afternoon on 16 counts of first degree armed robbery and 16 counts of weapons offenses stemming from an hour-long crime spree that victimized nearly a dozen people throughout Elizabeth, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

Former Perth Amboy Official Sentenced To One Year In Jail

TRENTON – A top city official in Perth Amboy under former Mayor Joseph Vas was sentenced to jail today and a second man who led Vas’ 2006 congressional campaign was sentenced to probation in connection with charges filed by the Division of Criminal Justice.

Elizabeth Public Schools Honored For Efforts To Combat Childhood Obesity

ELIZABETH – On Tuesday, June 15, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the William J. Clinton Foundation recognized several Elizabeth public schools for transforming into healthier places for students and staff.

New Traffic Patterns For Amboy Avenue Over Route 440 In Perth Amboy

TRENTON –The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced new traffic patterns in connection with the ongoing project to replace the Amboy Avenue (County Route 653) bridge deck over Route 440 in Perth Amboy.