STATE—The New Jersey NAACP filed an ethics complaint against state Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak, charging the Elizabeth Democrat with betraying the public trust by sponsoring legislation that would benefit clients of his private law firm.
TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono, a member of the Governor’s Red Tape Review Group, will host a local hearing in Middlesex County to provide residents, businesses and community organizations the opportunity to weigh in on the state’s sometimes burdensome and conflicting rules and regulations.
STATE—The Sierra Club strongly opposes the New Jersey Fish and Game Council’s plan to allow for a bear hunt starting in December. This hunt is unnecessary and undermines the need for a real bear management program that focuses on education and non-lethal alternatives to hunting, according to organization officials.
With economic indicators fluctuating wildly, it’s impossible to know when the economy will recover; so many households are still struggling with the task of making ends meet. With the foreclosure rate in 2009 rising by 21 percent with nearly 4 million homes lost, the worries are very real.
MOUNTAINSIDE — The Internal Revenue Service announced several additional steps it is taking this tax season to help people having difficulties meeting their tax obligations because of unemployment or other financial problems.
Book Sale • March 12 & 13 from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – The Friends of the Cranford Public Library will hold a used book sale in the cellar of the library, located at 224 Walnut Ave. Most prices range from 25 cents to $6. For info, call 908-709-7281.
ELIZABETH – The Small Business Development Center (NJSBDC) at Kean University has partnered with the City of Elizabeth to host a series of free, bi-weekly workshops for Elizabeth residents and small business owners on the topics of starting or establishing a small business.
LINDEN—A Linden woman was arrested earlier this afternoon and charged in the death of a 2-year-old boy who was in her care, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.
EDISON—A six month investigation by the Edison Police has resulted in the arrests of three township residents who were charged with committing multiple robberies in the area of the Edison Train Station and Edison Village, police announced today.
NEW BRUNSWICK—The former South River parks and recreation director was sentenced Monday to serve 180 days in jail for theft after admitting she paid her daughter $696 for work that was never performed for the borough, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.