NEW YORK, N.Y. – It is going to be a warm, sunny, 3-day holiday weekend and a fine opportunity to take your boat out on the water for recreation. Don’t spoil it by being unsafe.
TRENTON – Congress failed to pass legislation this week that would extend the filing deadline for unemployment claimants for the federally-funded Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program. Congress will be in recess and any new bill would not be considered for a vote until Congress returns on July 12.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie offered Democrats a compromise yesterday in the battle over property tax cap proposals.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nonfarm payroll employment fell by 125,000 in June, according to data released by the federal government today. Many of the jobs lost were because of a large drop in the number of temporary workers needed for the U.S. Census.
CARTERET — A borough man has been arrested and charged with fatally shooting another borough man and wounding a 17-year-old male, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Carteret Police Chief John Pieczyski announced yesterday.
OLD BRIDGE — Two more teens were arrested Thursday on murder and murder conspiracy charges in the death of Dr. Divyendu Sinha, a 49-year-old Old Bridge resident.
NEWARK – The Newark Bears announced the signing of former Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Washington Nationals outfielder Elijah Dukes.
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.– The Newark Bears defeated the Long Island Ducks 6-4 on Thursday night at Suffolk County Sports Park in Central Islip, N.Y.
LAKEWOOD – Brett Newsome’s two-run double in the ninth was the difference, as the Hagerstown Suns (Nationals) beat the Lakewood BlueClaws 6-4 Thursday night.
PAUL FADER, state Sen. Richard Codey’s former chief counsel when Codey served as New Jersey’s governor, must believe that New Jersey taxpayers just fell off the back of some turnip truck.
STATE – The traditions of parades, cookouts, and fireworks help us celebrate the summer season, especially our nation’s birthday on the Fourth of July. However, a joyful celebration can turn into a painful memory when children and adults are injured while using fireworks. Each year emergency rooms are full of patients who are injured by illegal fireworks.
AREA – Some traditional New Jersey Independence Day events have fallen victim to budget cutbacks, but there are still plenty of opportunities to celebrate the 4th of July.
AVENEL – State Office of Weights and Measures officers have cited 49 gold and jewelry buying businesses with more than 1,600 summonses for alleged violations of state statutes, during a just-concluded statewide inspection sweep that found inaccurate scales that misweighed items and resulted in consumers receiving less money.