SAYREVILLE—The borough council approved an 8.6 percent tax hike last week to balance the $50.5 million municipal budget. The average Sayreville homeowner will pay $1,532 in municipal taxes.
CALDWELL – Caldwell College recently named 351 students to the spring 2009 Dean’s list, according to Paul Douillard, Ph.D., Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs.
ELIZABETH – A Roselle man who worked for Union County as a crisis intervention counselor was arrested Friday and charged with sexually abusing four children, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced Monday.
CAMDEN – A Rahway man admitted robbing a dozen banks throughout central New Jersey last summer during a court proceeding last week.
TRENTON – Continuing the state’s effort to combat mortgage-related fraud, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced today the filing of two new lawsuits charging a total of 10 individual and corporate defendants with selling bogus loan modification services to distressed homeowners.
STATE—Chris Daggett, the independent candidate for governor who earned a doctorate in education at the University of Massachusetts and held top environmental protection posts in the Kean and Reagan administrations, has issued a “New Jersey Voter Declaration of Independence” to show why he is the only qualified candidate in the race.
TRENTON – New Jersey’s $29 billion fiscal 2010 budget passed last month despite opposition from Republicans. The vote wasn’t the victory Gov. Jon Corzine was hoping for. The Democratic governor saw his disapproval rating climb to 60 percent an all-time high, according to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted after the budget was approved.
CRANFORD – Students from Linden High School served as Princess and Prince Charming for 27 students of the Cerebral Palsy League (CPL) at the League’s annual prom dance held in June. The Linden students dined and danced with their dates and cheered as CPL students Alana Gray and Cyril Spinks were crowned Prom Queen and Prom King.
ELIZABETH – The Union County Clerk has warned owners of commercial and residential property in the county to beware of people who offer to sell them a certified copy of the deed to their property. Some of these companies are targeting non-English-speaking homeowners.
LINDEN—The 2009 Linden Recreation Fall Soccer League is open to city girls and boys ages 6-10.