STATE—Gov. Chris Christie’s voter approval slipped noticeably from earlier in the month, but he remains ahead, 43% approving to 32% disapproving of the job he’s doing, according to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.
RAHWAY – The city will have a new mayor next year; James Kennedy has decided not to seek re-election. Kennedy will have served 20 years in office when his term ends.
UNION COUNTY — Authorities have charged a Plainfield woman with the stabbing death of a 36-year-old man, said Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
STATE – Before Gov. Chris Christie delivered his budget message on March 16, most school districts were preparing for a worst-case scenario involving a 15 percent cut in state funding. For most school administrators, that would represent a very welcome scenario indeed.
As Governor Chris Christie sells his budget plan to an anxious over taxed over and over burdened public he often states that he does not want to rely on one-shot gimmicks. We find this position laudable.
SOUTH AMBOY – Mayor John O’Leary will not seek a seventh term as the chief executive of South Amboy. He is the longest-serving mayor in Middlesex County and will have been in office for 24 years when his current term ends.
LINCOLN, R.I. – The East Coast is again getting hammered with torrential rains, with flood watches and warning being issued in many regions. So Amica Insurance is offering some tips for protecting yourself, your family and your property in the event of flooding.
This season though, Kyrie Irving’s Celtic team was denied an opportunity to defend their NJSIAA Tournament of Champions crown and state championship after a discovery of illegal out-of-season-practices by the Celtics coach Kevin Boyle.
Over the years, countless fad diets—such as the cabbage soup diet, the lemonade cleanse, and the low- carb diet—have promised a path to quick and effortless weight loss. It’s tempting to believe that you can follow a “simple” formula and drop pounds without ever breaking a sweat. But as with many other things in life, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Dear EarthTalk: A friend with many minor health problems recently switched to a diet of only raw plant foods and reports feeling much better. She also insists her new eating habits are better for the environment. Does this make sense or is the strange diet making her crazy? — Phil C., Reno, NV