TRENTON – Governor Chris Christie presented a 33-bill package of reforms aimed at solving New Jersey’s property tax crisis. The bill package will put a hard cap on property tax increases and state spending at 2.5 percent, while giving municipalities, school districts, higher education institutions and county governments tools to control their costs and live within the cap.
ELIZABETH — Members of the Union County Homicide Task Force are investigating the shooting death of a 43-year-old man who was discovered in Elizabeth early Sunday morning.
ELIZABETH — Wayne Bilal Hix, who was convicted for the April 1, 2008 stabbing death of a 51-year-old Elizabeth man, was sentenced to 15 years in prison, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced today.
TRENTON – Top New Jersey Democrats on Monday unveiled a plan to restore an income tax surcharge on the 16,000 New Jerseyans with taxable incomes of at least $1 million.
EDISON – After a spree of gas station robberies – including a few violent incidents – Edison Council President Charles Tomaro is urging every Middlesex County town to require 24-hour businesses to install video surveillance systems.
GLASSBORO – The Kean University baseball team claimed the 2010 NJAC Championship by defeating #4 The College of New Jersey, 14-1, Sunday afternoon.
EWING – The Kean University softball team captured the school’s first-ever New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship, defeating Richard Stockton College, 3-0, on Sunday afternoon.
May 4 at 3:55 p.m. – Officers Gary Hickman and Pete Kozak arrested Javier Romero, 37, and Victor Romero, 38, both of Elizabeth, for shoplifting from Home Depot, 701 West Edgar Road.
SCOTCH PLAINS – On May 4, the junior and senior students of Union Catholic were provided with information on the dangers of substance abuse and driving under the influence.
EWING– Senior Sarah Lyon won the discus throw at the New Jersey Athletic Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships at The College of New Jersey on Saturday afternoon to lead the men’s and women’s track and field teams.
LINDEN — Students in Linden’s public schools celebrated Cinco de Mayo last week.
EDISON — The Visual, Performing and Media Arts Department at Middlesex County College is holding its annual exhibition of student work through May 28 in the Studio Theatre on the Edison campus.
EDISON – Second grader Ariya Blow and her sister, Anjali, a third grader, received the highest award granted, “The Award of Excellence,” after competing in the New Jersey Orators, Inc. public speaking competition on Saturday, May 1.