The Citizen Is Back!

SOUTH AMBOY — Ten years ago, the local newspaper that had served South Amboy and Sayreville since 1882 was combined with the Perth Amboy Gazette and the Atom Tabloid, but local readers have been seeking a return to the homespun news and information style of yore.

Xanadu Under Investigation

STATE — Federal investigators have issued a subpoena to the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) seeking records dating back to 2002 concerning political endorsements by local, county and state officials supporting the stalled Xanadu project.

Christie’s Tea Party Appeal Is Costly

New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie proposed cutting the state’s top income rate by one third as he forces municipalities and schools to come up with larger contributions for public employee pensions and slashes state aid to those same jurisdiction, both prescriptions for higher property taxes.

Carteret Announces New Fire Safety Program

CARTERET–Mayor Dan Reiman and Councilman Randy Krum have announced that the Carteret Fire Department “Career Division” and the F.M.B.A. Local # 67 has introduced “Operation Fire Safe,” a new community oriented program that will allow residents to improve the level of fire safety and prevention in their homes.

Carteret To Receive $352,000 In HOME Funding For Veterans’ Housing

CARTERET–Mayor Dan Reiman was joined by Councilman and Finance Chair Jorge Diaz to announce that Carteret has been awarded $352,000 in federal HOME funding by the Middlesex County Public Housing Agency’s Office of Housing and Community Development, for the construction of veterans’ housing in Carteret.

Bill Providing Income Tax Deduction For Contributions To College Savings Plan Clears Hurdle

TRENTON – A Senate committee released legislation that would provide residents who save for their children’s college education through a state-administered college savings plan with a state income tax deduction for their investments.