Political Machine Seeks School Control In Elizabeth

ELIZABETH — Three sitting members of the Board of Education will be challenged by a slate of newcomers recruited by the city’s political machine to disrupt reformers’ primary election efforts aimed at displacing state Sen. Raymond Lesniak, the power broker who is sponsoring legislation to privatize public education.

Tax Filing Deadline Looms

Nobody likes being nagged, but I’m going to risk reader displeasure by reminding everyone that there are hefty financial consequences if you owe income taxes and do not file a return on time – or at least request a filing extension.

Division of Consumer Affairs Identifies Top 10 Consumer Complaints

NEWARK – The State Division of Consumer Affairs received nearly 14,000 complaints from consumers last year, with the high-cost categories of motor vehicles and home improvements each generating more than 10 percent of the total complaints.