State News

Municipal merger moves

The State Local Finance Board gave its unanimous approval this morning of an application calling for the creation of a municipal consolidation commission for Roxbury and Mount Arlington. Representatives of both communities will be appointed to serve on the commission,…

Outside spending plagues our electoral process

by Jeff Brindle Much has been written about the magnitude of campaign spending by independent special interest groups but until now, there has been little discussion about the impact. During the 2012 Presidential and Congressional contests, the Center for Responsive Politics…

Bully Busters at Barnes & Noble July 30

UNION COUNTY — After anti-bullying activists Lorrie Christel Sanchez and Carol Blank created a “Bully Busters” club at the Livingston Avenue School in Cranford, schools in the neighboring towns of Linden and Rahway followed suit. The success of the club…