TRENTON—After spending most of the day hammering out the details, the state Assembly approved three bills reforming New Jersey’s pension and health benefits system on Monday. Gov. Chris Christie signed the bills into law Monday night.
LINDEN—The City of Linden is now offering low-income seniors who own and reside in their home a grant of up to $5,000 to do repairs to their homes, Mayor Richard Gerbounka announced.
STATE—New Jerseyans have a solidly favorable view of Atlantic City as a gambling destination, rating it nearly as well as Las Vegas, according to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™.
EDISON – The Edison Police Department’s Graffiti Task Force arrested four suspects last week, officials announced Monday.
A family with roots in Perth Amboy recently celebrated the beginning of a fifth generation.
CRANFORD—It was two days of music, dance and art showcasing the work of some of the most accomplished teen artists from across Union County.
UNION COUNTY – The Union County Commission on the Status of Women will host the 18th annual Women of Excellence dinner at The Westwood, 438 North Avenue in Garwood on Friday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m., in honor of the nine recipients of 2010 Women of Excellence Awards.
LINDEN—After-school hours can be a golden opportunity for children if the time is used wisely.
Castle Learning Center in Linden offers a variety of after-school tutoring and enrichment programs.
TRENTON – Assembly members John F. McKeon, Mila M. Jasey, Ralph R. Caputo, Cleopatra Tucker, L. Grace Spencer and Albert Coutinho urged Newark area residents to ensure their opinions are heard Thursday on Gov. Chris Christie’s 25 percent NJ Transit fare hike.
UNION COUNTY – Hundreds of students at the Union County Vo-Tech Schools will walk an overnight, 12-hour marathon to raise funds for cancer research on March 26 and 27. The drive is part of the national Relay for Life campaign of the American Cancer Society.
March 16 at 10:45 a.m. – Officer Daniel Pitts investigated a report of criminal mischief to a motor vehicle, which was parked at 250 Broadway.
PERTH AMBOY – One of nine potential candidates for Perth Amboy’s City Council has until Wednesday to correct deficiencies with the signatures on the petition he filed.
Dear EarthTalk: My husband and I want to start a garden this year. I really want to make compost from leftover food scraps and yard materials. He says it will attract unwanted animals, and refuses to agree to it. Is he right?