TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie pledged to follow “a completely new course” during his first state budget address on Tuesday afternoon. He promised a new era of fiscal discipline and lower taxes as he introduced his $28.3 billion spending plan.
WOODBRIDGE – Police are investigating a fatal pedestrian hit and run motor vehicle accident that occurred on Saturday, March 13, on Route 1 South in Avenel.
STATE – A New Jersey appellate court ruled today that the New Jersey secretary of state must accept a notice filed to recall U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez.
NEWARK—Eight men throughout Middlesex County will face multiple counts of the federal charge of interference with interstate commerce by threats or violence in connection with a series of armed robberies in businesses and private residences in Middlesex County and elsewhere, authorities said Monday.
During February, Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Farricker of the U.S. Navy was assigned to Afghanistan. It just happened to be to the same unit that his brother was in.
LINDEN—Parents and politicians are again battling for seats on the Board of Education, which rules the $110 million a year public school system.
Nearly 24 million Americans are living with diabetes today. Diabetes develops when insulin—a hormone that helps glucose from digested food nourish cells in the body—is in short supply or is not functioning properly. In diabetics, unused glucose builds up in the blood stream to higher than normal levels.
Dear EarthTalk: Isn’t the interest in electric cars and plug-in hybrids going to spur increased reliance on coal as a power source? And is that really any better than gasoline/oil in terms of environmental impact? — Graham Rankin, via e-mail
CLARK—Students at Mother Seton Regional High School, Clark, will be performing in “High School Musical 2” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, March 26 and March 27. A matinee performance is scheduled for Sunday, March 28 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held in the school auditorium.
Live Music • March 18 from 9 p.m. – midnight – Robert Ross will perform at Robin’s Nest, 3103 Tremley Point Rd., Linden. For info, call 1-908-290-3090.