ROSELLE—Council President Jamel Holley is locked in an acrimonious Democratic primary battle that will test the social fabric of the borough against Rev. James Moore, whose campaign is advocating traditional moral values.
ELIZABETH— Four City Council members who promised to cut taxes if voters rejected the school budget are now planning a steep tax increase atop layoffs.
LINDEN—To avoid the political fallout that could result from bad news in the weeks before a contested primary election, Council President Robert Bunk is delaying the introduction of a municipal budget that will require a $345 tax increase and 75 to 130 city employee layoffs.
UNION – Senior southpaw Nick Cesare tossed his third complete game of the season as Kean defeated The College of New Jersey, 6-1, Thursday afternoon in the second round of the NJAC Tournament.
NEWARK – The Long Island Ducks defeated the Newark Bears 8-3 on Thursday night at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium. The Bears took the three game series two games to one for their second series win of the season.
TRENTON – Governor Chris Christie signed legislation Wednesday to simplify and make more predictable regulations governing land-use development applications at the municipal level, encouraging development and lowering costs for New Jersey businesses and job creators.
TRENTON – Legislation to prohibit financial advisors from using misleading information to make it appear they have special certifications for advising senior citizens was released 7-0 Thursday by the Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Residents in the southern part of Middlesex County will soon be served by a new public bus service that will provide connections between the Borough of Jamesburg, Plainsboro Township and the Princeton Junction Rail Station in West Windsor Township.
RAHWAY — The Rahway Police Department has begun using a new communications service to allow it to send important community information directly to residents using the latest technology.
MOUNTAINSIDE — Victims of the March storms and flooding in New Jersey may have qualified for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.
ELIZABETH—Elizabeth School Board President Carlos Trujillo struck back at negative comments made regarding the Gifted and Talented Program in the Elizabeth School district by City Council members at Tuesday night’s city council meeting. He termed the comments, “a bad start to a very important responsibility.”
WOODBRIDGE—Senator Joseph F. Vitale and Assemblymen Craig J. Coughlin and John S. Wisniewski will hold a May 10 public hearing to give residents an opportunity to express opinions on Gov. Chris Christie’s budget plan.
TRENTON – Legislation to prohibit the sale of lottery scratch-off tickets after the top prizes have been won was released Thursday by the Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee.