Business Owners Invited To Attend Social Media Strategies Workshop

ELIZABETH –Business owners are invited to learn how to “Grow Your Business with Basic Marketing Principles/Social Media Strategies” at a workshop offered at Union County College on Thursday, April 21, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., in the college’s Kellogg Building in Elizabeth.

State Police Conduct Field Exercise

UNION COUNTY — The New Jersey State Police, the NJ State Police Office of Emergency Management, and emergency response and emergency management agencies will be conducting a multi-day, full scale exercise to test first responder deployment and response capabilities in New Jersey’s Urban Area Security Initiative region.

Don’t Destroy Public Schools

As a former teacher, school administrator, and educational researcher, I am concerned that a competitive business model that includes merit pay and teacher evaluations based on standardized tests will not translate into improving public schools.

Linden Police Break Up Alleged Shoplifting Ring

Newark residents George T. Ingram, 18, Jonathan M. Lopez, 21, and Ervin A. Toledo, 20, as well as Angela Concepcion, 23, of Toms River were charged with third degree theft after being arrested at the Target department store on West Edgar Road on March 31.

Smart Uses For Your Tax Refund

Each spring, millions of Americans look forward to receiving a hefty income tax refund. And it truly is “hefty” with the average federal refund in 2010 hovering around $3,000. That’s a lot of money to be giving the government through what is essentially a year-long, interest-free loan.