STATE – According to a report delivered to the New Jersey Division of Pension and Benefits, healthcare benefit costs for retired teachers and state government workers are expected to double over the next nine years.
EDISON – At a campaign stop at J.P. Stevens High School in Edison on Thursday, Democratic Congressional candidate Ed Potosnak criticized New Jersey Republicans on education issues.
ELIZABETH — An Elizabeth man was found guilty this week on five counts of drug possession and distribution, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow said.
UNION COUNTY – The county has settled a lawsuit filed by a Union County corrections officer, according to a report by a taxpayer watchdog organization, CountyWatchers.com.
STATE — An analysis of open space in New Jersey done by the Sierra Club shows that the state is leading the nation in the loss of farmland.
NEW BRUNSWICK — The New Brunswick City Council unanimously adopted a resolution Wednesday night launching a city-wide Call to Service to increase citizen leadership in municipal government.
WOODLAND PARK – Authorities have charged an 18-year-old Elizabeth man with attempted murder after a weekend shooting.
RAHWAY – The Rahway Police Department plans to eliminate ten school crossing guard posts due to budget constraints.
TRENTON—Teacher salary settlement rates are continuing their downward trend, with the 83 contracts negotiated since January providing average raises of 1.91 percent for 2010-2011, the New Jersey School Boards Association reported this week.
TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner James Simpson announced that construction projects on roads and bridges will be suspended to help promote safe travel over the Labor Day weekend.
SAYREVILLE – A prominent Democrat warned that Gov. Chris Christie’s 2 percent cap on local property tax increases could wind up hurting New Jersey taxpayers.
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WOODBRIDGE — The Woodbridge Interfaith Clergy Council will hold a memorial service to commemorate the 9th Anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and the heroic actions of the citizens aboard United Airlines Flight 93.