I recently celebrated another birthday. A really big one, I might add, but, unlike many past birthdays, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Not because of the surprise party my family set me up for or even because of the nice gifts I received from everyone who came. No, I had a great birthday this year because for the first time, in a very long time, I prepared myself for the arrival of the day I would officially be deemed ‘old’.
NEW BRUNSWICK – A 75-year-old woman has been charged with stabbing her 80-year-old husband to death yesterday at their home in Monroe, authorities said.
STATE — Political insiders are concerned about the extent two crooked contractors plan on cooperating with criminal investigators in exchange for a plea bargain.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A former fifth-grade school teacher and high school swim coach pleaded guilty to charges of having inappropriate sexual relations with a female student and asking her to withhold information from the police about their relationship, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today.
TRENTON – Democratic lawmakers criticized Gov. Chris Christie for his handling of New Jersey’s state budget at a hearing on a projected $10.5 billion deficit for the fiscal year starting July 1, 2011 this morning.
STATE – For the third straight week, New Jersey reported a drop in the number of initial unemployment claims filed.
LINDEN – Police arrested two suspects in an early-morning carjacking that took place in the area of East 19th Street this week.
TRENTON — The Assembly Budget Committee will meet today to hear testimony on the projected $10.5 billion budget deficit for next fiscal year.
STATE — New Jersey voters continue to prefer less spending to more taxes. According to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™, three of five voters (60%) say the state should hold the line on spending even if many programs have to be reduced.
WOODBRIDGE – Congressman Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7) will continue his series of summertime town hall meetings on Thursday, Aug. 12, in Woodbridge.