Tax Day – Time To Examine How Our Money Is Spent

As Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society.” It costs money to make this country hum. Anyone can see that it would be impossible to have roads crisscrossing the country, federal jails and courts, national parks and monuments, environmental protection that has no boundaries, and a whole raft of other essential services without a nationwide system in which we all have a stake.

Vas Gets 8 Years On State Charges

TRENTON – Former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas was sentenced to eight years in prison on state corruption charges filed by the Attorney General’s Office. Earlier this week, Vas was sentenced to 6 ½ years on federal charges.

Linden Police Blotter

April 7 at 12:41 a.m. – Officers Christopher Guenther and Ricardo Oliveira responded to a report of a motor vehicle theft in progress on the 1000 block of Clinton Street. Police arrested a 17-year-old Newark teen, but two other suspects escaped after crashing a vehicle into a police patrol car. The officers were not injured.