NEWARK – Former Met All-Star Edgardo Alfonzo came through with two hits and a key RBI single, leading the Newark Bears to a 4-1 victory over the Bridgeport Bluefish Tuesday afternoon at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium.
SOUTH AMBOY — South Amboy 2nd Assistant Fire Chief Brian Kuhn, member of Independence Engine 7, Fire Chief Patrick Bielak, member of Enterprise Snorkle Co. No. 1 and 1st Assistant Fire Chief Jamie Norek, member of Protection Engine Co. were sworn in on July 2, by South Amboy Mayor John T. O’Leary.
ELIZABETH – Spencer Savings Bank, headquartered in Elmwood Park, recently announced the winners of its annual scholarship program. Jessica A. Ortega of Elizabeth High School and Melanie Aleman of Theodore Roosevelt Middle School were awarded academic scholarships.
NORTH BRUNSWICK — William Bonura, the son of William Bonura Sr. of North Brunswick and the late Maria Smith Bonura, has been promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Governor Christie is again advocating for increased privatization in the state government. The governor released a report that called for leasing out management of all 58 of New Jersey’s state parks.
The South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce and small business organizations and owners across this country want Wall Street Reform. But you wouldn’t know that from the attention the media gives to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which is the mouthpiece for the big financial institutions that oppose reform.
My mom always called me a “noticer.” This summer, as I venture outdoors, I’m noticing that certain wild things – things I recall from dog days past – have gone missing.
TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation today that caps local property tax growth at two percent per year.
TRENTON – The state’s Supreme Court ruled Monday that police need to inform suspects in their native language that they are legally required to take a Breathalyzer test.
STATE — Decorum went out the window when a Union County politician disgraced himself on the floor of the state Senate last week during a statehouse debate on school funding.
ELIZABETH – Union County police officers arrested an Elizabeth woman on July 6 following an investigation into tobacco smuggling at the Union County Jail, officials said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The deadline for the completion of qualifying First-Time Homebuyer Credit purchases has been extended. Taxpayers who entered into a binding contract before the end of April now have until Sept. 30, 2010 to close on the home.
TRENTON –The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced the start of construction on a $1.2 million bridge deck replacement project on Route 22 eastbound over Burke Parkway in Union Township.