MOUNTAINSIDE—While the tax filing deadline is about three months away, it always seems to be here before you know it. Here are the Internal Revenue Service’s top 5 tips that will help your tax filing process run smoother than ever this year.
RAHWAY—Students in Ms. Becheeli’s fifth grade at Grover Cleveland School were “all shook up” to learn that it was Elvis Presley’s 75th birthday on Friday, Jan. 8.
TRENTON – New Jersey lawmakers considered a number of controversial bills during the final days of the lame-duck legislative session, which ended Monday.
ELIZABETH – Antoine Neal, who admitted robbing and threatening a New Jersey state senator in his home last year, was sentenced to four years in prison last week.
A key feature in last year’s economic stimulus bill was the federal income tax credit designed to help first-time homebuyers. Now, as part of legislation signed by President Obama in November 2009, that tax credit has been extended – as well as expanded to include a credit for current homebuyers looking to buy a new primary residence.
UNION COUNTY—The Union County Baseball Association will induct four new members into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame during award ceremonies on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 14. The four men will be honored for their outstanding contributions to the national pastime on the baseball diamonds of Union County.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The county’s rules for recycling batteries have changed with the new year.
When it comes to inflation, 2009 was a good news/bad news kind of year – with a few mixed messages thrown in for good measure.
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Carteret native Jason Worilds, a defensive end at Virginia Tech, announced plans to forgo his final season of college eligibility and make himself available for the NFL draft.
RAHWAY – The city will continue to develop and expand its arts district in 2010, according to plans unveiled by Mayor James Kennedy during his State of the City address last week.
STATE—PSE&G is urging its customers to see if they are eligible for help to pay their winter heating bills. Customers who have recently lost their job or have had their hours cut might qualify for assistance even if they never did before.
HAMDEN, Conn. – Edison native Jacinda Dunbar, a sophomore member of the women’s basketball team, was named Quinnipiac University’s Female Athlete of the Month for December.
EDISON—The Middlesex County College Foundation has received a $1 million gift from the Willard T.C. Johnson Foundation. The gift is structured in two parts: an outright gift of $500,000 as well as a challenge grant of $500,000.