STATE – Funding for New Jersey’s largest energy assistance program, the federal Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), could be on the chopping block as a result of Congress’ failure to agree on a deficit reduction plan, New Jersey Policy Perspective reports.
LINDEN – Police have charged a Carteret mother and daughter with stealing five purses from Kohl’s Deparment Store on East Edgar Road on Wednesday, authorities announced.
PLAINFIELD — Union County Freeholder Linda Carter presents a resolution to Tennyson Moore, 98, thanking him for his military service and recognizing him as Plainfield’s oldest living veteran. Moore is U.S. navy veteran who was in Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941 when the Japanese attacked the American naval base there
CARTERET-On Monday, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and Investors Bank (formerly Investors Savings Bank) joined for a redevelopment agreement signing ceremony, paving the way for a branch to be constructed at 130 Washington Avenue. The ½ acre plot has been vacant since the 1960s.
NEW YORK, N.Y. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is helping to reduce air pollution in the New York metropolitan area by providing the New Jersey Clean Cities Coalition with $896,838 to replace 21 engines on eight ferry and excursion boats that operate between New Jersey and New York with cleaner technology.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Center for Economic and Policy Research Co-Directors Dean Baker and Mark Weisbrot welcomed the Federal Reserve’s move this week to reduce emergency dollar borrowing costs for European banks.
WESTFIELD — Even as the nation’s economy continues to struggle through a third straight holiday season, the majority of Americans remain committed to charitable giving, according to a new American Red Cross poll.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Members of the Union Catholic High School Student Council collected 30 baskets of food and 30 turkeys from fellow students, faculty and staff during their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive.
NEW BRUNSWICK — An East Brunswick man has been sentenced to a 30-year prison term for fatally beating a 55-year-old woman in her apartment in Sayreville more than two years ago, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced today.