STATE — New Jersey residents joined a nationwide protest against Republicans—and some Democrats—who are campaigning to cut billions if dollars from health care, education, and science programs in the proposed federal budget on Thursday.
STATE – The average price of a gallon of regular, full-service gasoline reached $3.09 a gallon overnight, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. That’s up five cents in the past week and 54 cents since this time last year.
STATE – According to a report released yesterday by the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation, New Jersey residents had the highest state-local tax burden in the nation in 2009.
NEWARK — On Wednesday, NJ Transit Executive Director James Weinstein announced plans to unveil a new online “scorecard” initiative to provide the public with a measurement of how the corporation is performing.
STATE – Fourteen New Jersey fire departments, including Edison, Summit and Westfield, federal grants through two different programs operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Feb. 15 at 7:15 p.m. – At the Springfield Police Department, Officers George Marmarou and Brian Renda arrested Brooklyn, N.Y. resident Anthony Silvio, 31, and charged him with shoplifting from the Barnes & Noble bookstore on Raritan Road.
LINDEN – The city’s recreation department will offer a wrestling class this spring for Linden youth ages 10-18.
LINDEN – Stephanie Madeira, a registered dietitian from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital will speak about heart health when Linden AARP Chapter #1894 meets on Friday, Feb. 25.
SOMERSET — D.I.Y. enthusiasts, homeowners and craftspeople will be able to polish their skills and learn new tricks to tackle their next project during The Woodworking & D.I.Y Show in Somerset, Friday, Feb. 25 through Sunday, Feb. 27 at the Garden State Exhibit Center.