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County Budget Proposal Includes Tax Increase

ELIZABETH – Union County Manager George Devanney’s $449.3 million 2009 budget proposal includes a 4.95 percent tax increase at a time when many households can ill-afford it. Devanney’s proposal includes some spending and service cuts. He anticipates a $740,000 annual…

New Carteret Eagle Scout

CARTERET—Angelo Carbonaro of Boy Scout Troop 88 recently completed his Eagle project which consisted of rebuilding and painting the retaining wall at Father Milos Park in Port Reading.  Working with his fellow scouts, leaders and family members, Carbonaro also restored…

Girl Escapes Abduction Attempt

PERTH AMBOY – A 9-year-old girl escaped an attempted abduction Saturday morning at St. Mary’s School on Mechanic Street, authorities said. The girl’s mother told police that she dropped off her daughter at the school gymnasium and watched the girl…

Two Charged In Perth Amboy Murder

PERTH AMBOY – Two men were charged last week in the fatal stabbing of a 22-year-old man near the Perth Amboy waterfront in June. Fulgencio G. Monasterio of Carteret and Bernaldo Martinez of Perth Amboy were charged with the June…