Carpenters endorse Republican in Rahway three-way contest

Patrick Cassio

Republican Patrick Cassio has been endorsed by the New Jersey Carpenters union in his campaign for mayor of Rahway, where an independent Democrat, the Democratic incumbent and the GOP contender are waging a three-way contest. They coveted endorsement from the…

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.…

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…

Fox anchor Shepard Smith slams hysterical reaction to Ebola

Fox News anchor Shepard Smith declared that media coverage of Ebola and the political hysteria that has emerged in reaction to the disease is a disservice to the nation, after his colleague Doug McKelway reported that Ebola has caused “widespread panic across the country.” “You should…

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…

Blood drives scheduled

New Jersey Blood Services is asking for help to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types, but especially O-negative – the “universal” blood which can be transfused into anyone in an emergency. In addition, hundreds of additional blood drives…

Middlesex woman defrauded United States Treasury

TRENTON, N.J. – A Middlesex woman admitted defrauding the United States Department of the Treasury of $940,000 in income tax return checks. Rosemary Valerio, 32, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton federal court to…

Elizabeth homicides under investigation

Two men were fatally shot in separate homicides occurring in Elizabeth Tuesday night, and each incident is under investigation. It was approximately 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday when police were notified of the first shooting, which occurred on the 200 block…