As Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society.” It costs money to make this country hum. Anyone can see that it would be impossible to have roads crisscrossing the country, federal jails and courts, national parks and monuments, environmental protection that has no boundaries, and a whole raft of other essential services without a nationwide system in which we all have a stake.
NEW BRUNSWICK — An Edison man has pleaded guilty to charges of murder and endangering the welfare of a child, admitting he strangled a North Brunswick woman in her apartment and then abandoned their 20-month-old daughter at a gas station in Delaware.
TRENTON – Former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas was sentenced to eight years in prison on state corruption charges filed by the Attorney General’s Office. Earlier this week, Vas was sentenced to 6 ½ years on federal charges.
STATE – With fuel costs still on the rise, Sen. Robert Menendez again called upon President Barack Obama to release 50 million gallons of oil from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserves.
TRENTON – The state’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.3 percent in March, up 0.1 percentage points from February, even as New Jersey employers added 4,600 jobs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than four in 10 offenders return to state prison within three years of their release, according to a study released this week by the Pew Center on the States.
PERTH AMBOY — Supporters of Dianne Roman who believe ‘no news is good news’ allegedly removed thousands of newspapers from local outlets to prevent readers from seeing accusations that the former city administrator engaged in wrongdoing.
SAYREVILLE — Government officials took part in a ground breaking ceremony on April 8 for a county project to improve the Ernston Road and Bordentown Amboy Turnpike intersection, one of the county’s most congested.
April 7 at 12:41 a.m. – Officers Christopher Guenther and Ricardo Oliveira responded to a report of a motor vehicle theft in progress on the 1000 block of Clinton Street. Police arrested a 17-year-old Newark teen, but two other suspects escaped after crashing a vehicle into a police patrol car. The officers were not injured.