State News

Union official pleaded guilty to selling out workers

A union official for Local 594 of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA) admitted to accepting $8,000 in bribes to allow a demolition contractor to use non-union workers on a New Jersey building project in violation of their collective…

Newark man with gunshot wound is charged with attempted murder

An investigation involving several law enforcement agencies in the tri-state area resulted in the arrest of Tarik Smith, 26, of Newark, who authorities alleged was involved in violent encounters with an armed security guard at Alamo Rental car and later with…

New Jersey voters pan Christie

New Jersey voters gave Gov. Christie some of his lowest job approval ratings ever, as 46 percent approve and 45 percent disapprove, according to a recent Quinnipiac University Poll. Compared to a 49 – 47 percent result in an August…

Environmental meeting on October 21 to talk carcinogen cleanup

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.…

PATH fares will increase, Port Authority reforms languish

Fares to ride PATH trains between New Jersey and New York will increase beginning Wednesday, as single-ride tickets will go up by 25 cents to $2.75 and a two-trip ticket will cost $5.50. The scandal-plagued Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says…

Lesniak launches high school for addicts

UNION – New Jersey’s first public high school for students with drug and alcohol problems opened on the campus of Kean University, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday. “This is a great moment for New Jersey and the first of its kind,”…

Edison woman imprisoned for multi-million dollar prostitution ring

An Edison woman was sentenced to serve 10 years in state prison for operating a Middlesex County prostitution ring that netted millions of dollars in profits. Deanna Ruiz, 44, was sentenced to the term in New Brunswick by Superior Court…

School funding heads to court

Parents, students and districts in 16 rural communities have filed a complaint to enforce a 2009 New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) order for K-12 school funding and high quality preschool under the School Funding Reform Act of 2008 (SFRA),…

ARTsee Open Studio tour returns

The 4th Annual ARTsee Open Studio will take place the weekend of October 4th and 5th from noon to 5:00pm, when 18 artists in Bernardsville and Bernards Township will open their private studio doors to the public or be featured…

New Jersey Farm Bureau Focus

FALL AGRITOURISM: It’s been a great year for beautiful week-end weather and retail farm marketing this growing season, and now it’s time for the autumn offerings of pumpkins, corn mazes, apples and hayrides. Consumers looking for summer vegetables that become…