STATE – Citing the need for fiscal responsibility, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed three Democrat-initiated spending bills on Friday. The governor shot down a homebuyer’s tax credit bill, and proposals to restore funding for the FamilyCare program and women’s health and family planning services.
ELIZABETH — Alejandro Cleves, who served as the kingpin of a notorious drug ring that was responsible for bringing upwards of 250 kilos heroin into the United States annually, was sentenced to 32 years in state prison Friday.
SUMMIT — Authorities arrested a third teenager and charged him with manslaughter in the death of a 47-year-old Summit man on Friday, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
ROSELLE — A jury found a Roselle man guilty of two armed robberies that occurred in January 2009, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced last week.
CLARK — As Caitlin Goerlich draws back the string on her bow, determination is written all over her face.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service issues a list of the top 12 tax scams each year – known as the Dirty Dozen. The scams are illegal and can lead to problems for taxpayers including significant penalties, interest and possible criminal prosecution.
LINDEN — The Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services sponsored the third annual George “Butchie” Scoles Fishing Derby, held at the pond in Wilson Park in July.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Most of the practices deemed “unfair” or “deceptive” by the Federal Reserve have disappeared from new credit card offers since federal passage of the Credit CARD Act last year, according to a new report by the Pew Health Group’s Safe Credit Cards Project.
ELIZABETH – Beginning the week of Aug. 2, Union County College will offer a free summer program for young adults. The Career Prep Academy is for 17 to 21 year-old residents of Union County with priority given to those who live in Elizabeth.
PERTH AMBOY – The city will host an Arts Festival on Amboy Avenue, between Lawrie and Washington streets, from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 24. There will be music, arts & crafts, vendors and more.