CLARK – Scouts from Cub Scout Pack 145 in Clark recently met with Officer Paul Simas from the Elizabeth Police Department. Simas talked to the scouts about “being safe at home and your community.”
CLARK—March has been designated Youth Art Month by the Art Educators of New Jersey. Three students will be representing St John the Apostle School at the Union County Youth Art Month exhibit.
EDISON—Actress and playwright Jessica Dickey spoke to a group of Middlesex County College students on Thursday, March 4, about her craft, the business side of theatre, and her play “The Amish Project,” which was performed at the Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick March 5 and 6.
The controversy over “health care” seems flawed. Its bottom line is to raise more money for the Insurance Cartel. They always need more money when there is a recession since they can’t depend on earnings from investments.
NEWARK — Citing a looming $300 million budget deficit for the coming fiscal year, NJ TRANSIT today released a proposal to increase fares by 25 percent systemwide and trim service proportionate to recent ridership declines.
ELIZABETH—A Garwood woman was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to undergo psychiatric treatment after she pled guilty to neglect in the death of her 25-year-old daughter.
CARTERET — A Carteret man driving what passed for an unmarked police car was arrested by State Police detectives after one of more than a dozen people he pulled over on the Garden State Parkway in the past year turned out to be a real cop, according to a report on Cliffview Pilot.
CARTERET – Carteret Mayor Daniel Reiman told residents that they shouldn’t see an increase in their municipal taxes this year during his annual state of the borough speech this week.
PERTH AMBOY—The staff of the Jewish Renaissance Foundation and Boys & Girl Clubs of Perth Amboy have made the extraordinary commitment of continuing working at club sites without pay in the face of state cutbacks to the New Jersey After 3 program.
STATE—According to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™, support for President Obama and his health-care reform proposals has begun to rebound in New Jersey, even as a rematch with Tom Kean Jr. indicates trouble for Sen. Bob Menendez in early polling of the state’s next scheduled Senate race.
NORTH BRUNSWICK – Traffic on Route 1 in North Brunswick in the vicinity of a bridge over an abandoned Conrail freight line will be detoured to parallel service roads for two consecutive Saturday mornings starting March 6 to allow crews to make emergency roadway repairs.
More crawl-under-your-skin icky than scary, Martin Scorsese’s “Shutter Island” perpetrates a major, if not really novel, twist. Still, a stellar performance by Leonardo DiCaprio and great production values almost save the day. Too bad neither O. Henry nor his filmic heir, M. Knight Shyamalan, were aboard to engineer the movie’s big surprise.
NEWARK – Attorney General Paula T. Dow reminded residents to remain cautious of potential scams if they receive donation requests to aid victims of this weekend’s earthquake in Chile.