McCray Named to Dean’s List

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Diakil McCray of Elizabeth has been named to the spring 2010 Dean’s List at American International College in Springfield, Mass. McCray was one of more than 400 AIC students recognized for their academic achievements.

Endless Occupation?

So Gen. Stanley McChrystal is out and Gen. David Petraeus is back at the helm in Afghanistan. I don’t like hackneyed phrases, but if this isn’t rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, what is it?

Drones Over America: Tyranny at Home

The U.S. government has a history of commandeering military technology for use against Americans. We saw this happen with tear gas, tasers and sound cannons, all of which were first used on the battlefield before being deployed against civilians at home.

Put Out That Cigarette On County-Owned Property

On June 10, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed ordinance number 704-2010 amending the non smoking policy to include all county owned recreational areas and facilities. The policy that was amended was put in place in 1993 and only covered county buildings and structures.

Christie Signs State Budget

SOUTH RIVER – Gov. Chris Christie signed his first state budget into law this afternoon. Earlier this morning, he called legislators back to Trenton for a special session to pressure them to consider his proposal for a constitutional amendment to cap property tax increases at 2.5 percent.

Edison Traffic Signal Fully Funded By Developer

EDISON — With the flip of a switch by Edison Mayor Antonia Ricigliano, the newly installed traffic signal at Carter Drive & Talmadge Road, is up and running. The $300,000 safety project, funded by Edison developer Wick Companies, LLC and Avidan Management, LLC, was an enhancement the Edison Commerce Center built two years ago.