New Jersey’s vaunted “Pay to Play” law was supposed to eliminate the legalized form of bribery by which elected officials award public contracts at taxpayer expense to the campaign contributors that helped them get elected but according to the state comptroller, Matthew Boxer, that statute is worthless and ineffective.
STATE – New Jersey saw a slight decrease in violent crime from 2009 to 2010, but the number of murders increased during that same time period, according to crime data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday.
UNION – Gov. Chris Christie held his first town hall meeting in nearly three months at the Boys and Girls Club of Union County in Union Township on Monday, and he took the opportunity to blast Democratic lawmakers for taking to long to act on his legislative agenda.
CLARK – From now through the end of October, a pair of Clark orthodontists are trying to raise breast cancer awareness and raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
STATE — The next time you drive to New York City, make sure you bring a few extra bucks. It now costs $12 to drive over the George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing or through the Holland or Lincoln tunnels.
STATE — Mold is an ever-present problem following storm flooding and can be a significant health risk if care is not taken, state and federal officials warn.
UNION– Union Public Library continues its film series showcasing the works of New Jersey personalities as well as legendary Hollywood directors, Ernst Lubitsch and Frank Borzage. The series resumes on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
CRANFORD — Charter schools will be the focus of a program to be presented by the League of Women Voters of the Union Area at 7 p.m. on Sept. 20 in the Cranford Community Center, 220 Walnut Avenue.
(StatePoint) No matter where you work, chances are you’ve come home after a long day with some aches and pains — even if you spend most of your time at a desk, work station or behind the wheel.