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NJ taxpayers got smoked in tobacco bond deal

Behind New Jersey’s Tobacco Bond Bailout, A Hedge Fund’s $100 Million Payday by Cezary Podkul | ProPublica TRENTON, N.J. — When state Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff briefed lawmakers on New Jersey’s ailing budget in April, he brought good news. His office had just…

Four Texans charges with home invasions

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey held a news conference to announce that four individuals have been charged with taking part in a series of five home invasions targeting members of the Asian-Indian community. Carey said charges were filed against…

Honoring service & connecting generations

Army veteran Bill O’Brien, president of the Menlo Home Residents’ Council, reads a letter from one of the kids at the college child care center, while Christopher Pellegrino of Old Bridge, the president of the Middlesex Veterans and Servicemembers Association, looks on.

Students from the Middlesex County College Veterans and Servicemembers Association, along with Democracy House, visited residents at the Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park in Edison over the Thanksgiving break. The students toured the facility, chatted with the residents, and served delicious apple…

Superfund sites in New Jersey

For decades it was standard practice to dump waste on the ground, in rivers or to leave it out in the open. As a result, thousands of uncontrolled or abandoned contaminated sites were created. Some common contaminated sites include abandoned…