EDISON — The largest class in Middlesex County College history – 1415 students – graduated Thursday, May 20 at the 43rd annual Commencement exercises witnessed by more than 3500 guests under sunny skies on the college green.
UNION COUNTY — Voting machine flaws discovered in the February 2008 presidential race have not been corrected, according to a Democratic candidate for County Clerk.
ELIZABETH— The crushing weight of high property taxes in this ailing economy has not stopped greedy politicians from passing government benefits to crooked campaign contributors.
UNION COUNTY — Nobody got fired when taxpayers shelled out $800,000 in damages and legal fees for two employees who proved they were passed over for promotion so the son of Union Mayor Joseph Florio could get an $8,000 pay hike.
LINDEN — Linden Police officers will be cracking down on unbuckled motorists and passengers as part of the national “Click It or Ticket” campaign.
TRENTON— An ongoing project to create connections between I-78 and the Garden State Parkway at Interchange 142 will require the relocation of a crossover ramp on I-78 westbound from the Local lanes to Express lanes, as well as an extension of a lane closure on I-78 eastbound.
ROSELLE — Boro Council President Jamel Holley’s action to give himself $5,000 a year in addition to his current salary has incensed a political detractor.
UNION — The crushing weight of high property taxes in this ailing economy has prompted two young fathers to mount a rare challenge to the entrenched township politicians.
RAHWAY — Several people were arrested in January for underage drinking when six state Division of Criminal Justice agents raided a bar owned by the school board president.
ELIZABETH — Former school board President Armando DaSilva has always felt inspired to serve the public but he decided to run for city council after he returned from an afternoon shopping trip to find his home had been burglarized on New Year’s Eve.
OLD BRIDGE — Construction of a cap for the Global Landfill in Old Bridge is under way to provide final containment of a Superfund site that has been an environmental concern in the area for many years, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced Thursday.
ELIZABETH – City Council members have been critical of public spending for Elizabeth’s school system, with some going so far as to campaign against the school budget this year, but evidence suggests that the Board of Education has been more frugal than City Hall.
WOODBRIDGE – To encourage parents and teens to take a pledge to eliminate distractions from their cars, Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company is sponsoring a Family Driving Challenge.