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Bush To Attend NJ Fundraiser

STATE—President George W. Bush plans attend a Colts Neck fundraiser on Monday Sept 22 for Republican Congressional candidates, state Sen. Leonard Lance (R-Hunterdon) and Medford Mayor Chris Myers. The visit has given Democrats a chance to again link their rivals…

Residents Can Have Their Say On Toll Increase Proposal

STATE – Public hearings on a proposed toll-increase package for the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike will be held next week. If approved in its current form, Parkway commuters would see a 143 percent toll hike and…

$47 Million Waiting for 156,000 New Jersey Residents

NEWARK—Unless an estimated 156,000 eligible New Jerseyans file “short form” IRS tax returns before Oct. 15, up to $47 million in economic stimulus payments will go unclaimed in the Garden State. AARP New Jersey and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)…

Sarica Named New Jersey Athletic Conference Rookie Of The Week

  JERSEY CITY—Nicole Sarica, a 2008 graduate of Linden High School and member of the New Jersey City University women’s soccer team, has been named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week for week three of the 2008…

New Jersey Residents Say Leave the Drinking Age at 21

STATE—Lowering the drinking age to 18 is not a popular idea among New Jersey residents. According to a recent survey conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind and co-sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), just 18 percent…

Police Arrest 3 In Alleged Drug Ring

UNION – Police arrested three alleged gang members last week who are accused of running a cocaine delivery service that delivered small amounts of cocaine to customers in mostly upscale neighborhoods in Union and Essex counties, authorities said. The arrests…

Health Expo Comes To Clark

CLARK – The fifth annual Trinitas Hospital Health Expo will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark.  Open to the public, the free event will take place in…

Fight Against Car Theft Goes High-Tech

ELIZABETH – They look like props from the latest TV crime drama, but Union County’s new on-board police computers have a real-life purpose: catching more car thieves and keeping more violent criminals off the streets. The new computers are automatic…