TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Joseph Vitale which would preserve FamilyCare coverage for working parents and unfreeze enrollment for new applicants was approved by the Senate today by a vote of 23-17.
HAMILTON – AAA Mid-Atlantic projects that approximately 1,071,000 New Jersey residents will travel during the upcoming July 4th holiday weekend, an increase of 19% compared to 2009 4th of July travel.
RAHWAY–Conservative activist Steve Lonegan visited Rahway last week to talk about New Jersey’s state budget for the upcoming fiscal year. About 90 people attended the American Legion Hall to hear the head of the New Jersey chapter of Americans for Prosperity
EDISON – Edison police officers have reached agreement with the township on a five-year contract calling for annual pay raises between 1.5 and 2.5 percent.
June 22 at 4:27 p.m. – Officers investigated a report of shoplifting at Pathmark, 651 North Stiles Street.
UNION — The reawakening of the volcano Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland may have caused no shortage of chaos around the globe, but Union County’s Phil Rizzuto Park is a little cleaner because of it.
SUMMIT – Beginning Thursday, July 1, the City of Summit will be moving to a weekly curbside recycling schedule every Thursday, a change from its current bi-weekly process for its residents only. The city will continue to contract its recycling to Great Northern, Inc.
LINDEN – The Linden Free Public Library will hold a grand opening ceremony for its new facility at 31 East Henry Street this morning at 10 a.m.
TRENTON – It could get harder to collect unemployment benefits if you are fired, thanks to a move by Gov. Chris Christie last week.
TRENTON — Legislation to promote development of offshore wind power and the economic growth it would spark for New Jersey was released Friday by an Assembly panel.
LINDEN – The city’s summer concert series opens on Tuesday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 N. Wood Avenue.
BERKELEY HEIGHTS–Have you ever wanted to play chamber music with strings and woodwinds but didn’t know where, how or with whom?
PARSIPPANY — Dental emergencies are not fun and can crop up anytime, but when they occur during a vacation, they can put a damper on one’s plans. This is a perfect example of when it is better to be safe than sorry. Although planning ahead will not prevent an emergency, it will ease the pain.