With unemployment around 10 percent and economists predicting that at some lost jobs will never return, Americans ought to increase Social Security benefits, lower the age of retirement and cut taxes on the first $20,000 of income.
NEW BRUNSWICK — A city police officer was charged today with stealing more than $500 in health insurance benefits and, in a separate case, illegally voting in New Brunswick while living in other communities, authorities said.
NEWARK— NJ Transit will offer “early getaway” rail and bus service on Friday, Sept. 3, for the benefit of customers leaving work early for the Labor Day holiday weekend.
STATE – More than 1.5 million Garden State school children are returning to school within the next week. One simple way to keep them safe is to drive safely.
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.