UNION COUNTY – The issues of taxes and government spending have dominated this year’s District 22 Assembly race. And it’s little wonder, as New Jersey residents pay the highest average property tax bill in the nation.
LINDEN – City Council members sided with Council President Robert Bunk and the Arthur Kill Watershed Alliance last week, rejecting a plan to build a $5 billion “clean coal” power plant and disappointing union members hoping for jobs.
EDISON—Middlesex County College honored the late George Otlowski, a longtime community leader who led the drive to start the college 45 years ago, by naming a street on the campus in his honor.
UNION COUNTY—“We need to make sure every veteran has a final resting place, that each veteran gets honorably buried. This is the very least that they deserve,” said Sal Mione.
LINDEN—Linden High School Homecoming Queen Lunie Martinez and Homecoming King Kyle Frazier wave to all of their supporters at the Linden High School football game.
PERTH AMBOY – Today, the cafeteria at the Anthony V. Ceres School at 445 State Street, Perth Amboy, will get a Halloween makeover.
RAHWAY—While Franklin School in Rahway is always an electrifying place to learn, on Tuesday, Oct. 20, something a little unusual was taking place in the fourth grade hallway.
TRENTON—You’ve spent weeks preparing for Halloween. Pumpkins are carved. Bowls of candy sit near the front door. Costumes are ready. But, the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey Inc. asks: Is your insurance ready?
BERKELEY HEIGHTS—They may be Union County employees by day, but with a little bit of Halloween spirit last weekend they became the late wives of David Felt who lived in the Deserted Village in Union County’s Watchung Reservation.
TRENTON – A Sayreville pharmacist is one of ten defendants indicted Monday on charges they conspired to defraud Medicaid of more than $2.3 million dollars, Attorney General Anne Milgram and Division of Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni announced.
Ghost Tours • Oct. 30 on the hour from 6-10 p.m. and Oct. 31 on the hour from 5-10 p.m. – Renowned psychic Jane Doherty will lead ghost tours of the Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Ave, Perth Amboy. The historic building has been featured on the SyFi Channel’s “Ghost Hunters.” Suggested donation: $10 per person; $3 per child under 16. For info or directions, call 1-732-826-5527.
Oct. 19 at 9:46 p.m. – At 4 Cornell Drive, Officer Daniel Joy arrested Bronx, N.Y. resident Justin Hawkins, 30, on an outstanding warrant from Newark for contempt of court. He was subsequently turned over to the Newark Police Department.
Oct. 19 at 6:41 a.m. – Officers Tara Hanan and Thomas Salvia investigated a report of a theft at Woodbridge Road. An arrest was made.