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PRICELE$$ film at the Princeton Public Library

PRICELE$$, a documentary film about the corruption of American democracy will be aired at the Princeton Public Library on Thursday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. Sharing the suspicion of fellow-citizens, including a class of young civics students, that campaign money is involved, the…

Dunec endorsed by 8 current & former mayors

Eight current and former mayors announced the support for Democrat Mark Dunec in his bid to unseat 20-year incumbent Rodney Frelinghuysen in New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District. Among the mayors that have endorsed Dunec for Congress are Rudy Fernandez (Livingston, Former…

EPA Administrator speaks at Environmental Congress

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck will be a featured speaker at the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions 41st Annual Environmental Congress on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 1 pm. She will be speaking about new…

Leagues seek to stop sports betting

The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues filed a motion in court for restraining order to prevent New Jersey from offering sports betting this weekend. Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday that partially repealed the law prohibiting sports…

Union County men among Genovese organized crime family members arrested

Vito Alberti, 55, of New Providence, and Jerry J. Albanese, 47, of Scotch Plains, were among seven men who were arrested early this morning as alleged members and associates of the New York-based Genovese organized crime family. Vincent P. Coppola, 37, of Union,…

EPA hearing public comments Tuesday

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up a nine mile stretch of Bound Brook as the final phase of the cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc.…

EPA seeking public comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up a nine mile stretch of Bound Brook as the final phase of the cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc.…

Opinion: Middletown Situation situation questioned

by Eric Hafner  I’m writing about a badly behaved Jersey Shore cast member currently under federal indictment for tax fraud, who is now getting an illegally sweet plea deal in violation of New Jersey state law, thanks to the unethical…

267,945 New Jersey students lack afterschool supervision

New Jersey has not kept pace with national progress on important measures of afterschool participation, according to a new household survey commissioned by the Afterschool Alliance. The 2014 edition of America After 3PM found that demand for afterschool programs still far…

Hike through history this weekend

On Saturday, October 18, you can retrace the steps of the American revolutionary war soldiers who engaged the British in Metuchen on June 26, 1777, and then fought a running battle across what is now Edison and Scotch Plains before…