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.
ELIZABETH — Members of the Union County Homicide Task Force are investigating the shooting death of a 43-year-old man who was discovered in Elizabeth early Sunday morning.
ELIZABETH — Wayne Bilal Hix, who was convicted for the April 1, 2008 stabbing death of a 51-year-old Elizabeth man, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced today.
TRENTON – Top New Jersey Democrats on Monday unveiled a plan to restore an income tax surcharge on the 16,000 New Jerseyans with taxable incomes of at least $1 million.
EDISON – After a spree of gas station robberies – including a few violent incidents – Edison Council President Charles Tomaro is urging every Middlesex County town to require 24-hour businesses to install video surveillance systems.