Taxes and Thanksgiving

“Cut My Taxes!” Americans have heard this cry for years — and we’ve heard it shouted angrily in recent months. We hear that we pay too much in taxes, that government makes poor use of our money, and that our prosperity would rise if only taxes would fall.

Edison Man Charged With Murder

EDISON – A township man was arrested on Thanksgiving and charged with fatally shooting a 25-year-old Edison resident earlier last week, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Edison Police Chief Thomas J. Bryan announced.

NJ Urban Enterprise Zone Authority Awards $200k To Carteret

CARTERET — The New Jersey Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ) Authority has awarded Carteret $200,000 for the continuation of the borough’s small business grant and start-up loan programs, Mayor Dan Reiman and the Economic Development Office announced last week.

Groundwork Elizabeth Assists At Seaport Cleanup Event

ELIZABETH — Groundwork Elizabeth partnered with the E-port Presbyterian Center, the City of Elizabeth, and local volunteers in a successful Saturday morning cleanup that attracted over 100 youth from the Elizabeth community, from points west, and beyond.

Author To Speak At Union Library

UNION — The League of Women Voters of the Union Area and the Union Public Library will co-host a talk and book-signing by Mary Walton, author of a new biography of Alice Paul, at the library at 7 p.m. Nov. 30.