Middlesex County

Opinion: Asleep at the wheel, Christie left working families on the side of the road

By Phyllis Salowe-Kaye Once again, Gov. Chris Christie has been asleep at the wheel and is leaving New Jersey’s middle-class and working families on the side of the road as he whizzes by, crisscrossing the country. We’ve seen Christie leave…

New Jersey man serving with the Israel Defense Forces injured

An Edison native serving with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) was injured during the recent combat in Gaza. Sgt. Moshe Hirt, 21, suffered a head wound when a retaining wall fell on him, according to reports. Hirt, a graduate of…

Jewish addicts and alcoholics wanted

MILLTOWN — Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County (JFS) is seeking Jewish alcoholics, addicts and anyone (family, friends) affected by addiction. “If you are feeling isolated and hopeless, this is the place for you,” said Sara Levine, executive director of…

Christie filed appointments with the Secretary of State

Governor Chris Christie filed the following direct appointments with the Secretary of State’s Office: Salem County Board of Elections Public Member Appoint Dana Mulligan (Pilesgrove, Salem) New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust Board of Directors Appointment by the Governor Upon the…

Plainfield man pleads guilty to heroin, weapons offenses

UNION COUNTY — A Plainfield man is expected to be sentenced to 11 years in state prison after pleading guilty to drug and weapons charges, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday. Rafiq Grundy, 35, pleaded guilty before…

How Wall Street Tobacco Deals Left States With Billions in Toxic Debt

Written by Cezary Podkul, ProPublica on 10 August 2014. In November 1998, attorneys general from across the country sealed a historic deal with the tobacco industry to pay for the health care costs of smoking. Going forward, nearly every cigarette…

First Case of West Nile Virus Confirmed In New Jersey

The Department of Health is reporting its first human case of West Nile Virus to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today in an individual who is recovering at home after being hospitalized. “Most human cases of…

Mayors predict worsening income inequality

The US Conference of Mayors (USCM) will release a new report that documents the gradual but dramatic shift, over the past 40 years, of income distribution in the US in favor of upper-income households. The report examines the growing economic…

The Gateway Family YMCA – Five Points Branch Announces Membership Engagement Director

The Gateway Family YMCA – Five Points Branch welcomes Ariel Lev, Membership Engagement Director August 2014, UNION, NJ – Ariel Lev has joined The Gateway Family YMCA as the Membership Engagement Director at the Five Points Branch, located at 201…

Mom charged 20 years after murder, on victim’s birthday

SAYREVILLE — More than 20 years after 5-year-old Timothy Wiltsey was reported missing from a local carnival by his mother, Michelle Lodzinski, on May 25, 1991, the South Amboy child’s mom was arrested on what would have been his 29th birthday, according…