STATE – Citing the need for fiscal responsibility, Gov. Chris Christie vetoed three Democrat-initiated spending bills on Friday. The governor shot down a homebuyer’s tax credit bill, and proposals to restore funding for the FamilyCare program and women’s health and family planning services.
ELIZABETH — Alejandro Cleves, who served as the kingpin of a notorious drug ring that was responsible for bringing upwards of 250 kilos heroin into the United States annually, was sentenced to 32 years in state prison Friday.
SUMMIT — Authorities arrested a third teenager and charged him with manslaughter in the death of a 47-year-old Summit man on Friday, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.
ROSELLE — A jury found a Roselle man guilty of two armed robberies that occurred in January 2009, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced last week.
CLARK — As Caitlin Goerlich draws back the string on her bow, determination is written all over her face.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Internal Revenue Service issues a list of the top 12 tax scams each year – known as the Dirty Dozen. The scams are illegal and can lead to problems for taxpayers including significant penalties, interest and possible criminal prosecution.
LINDEN — There will be a meeting for the 5th Ward Residents Opposed to Crime on Wednesday, July 28 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the location is the Linden Multi-Purpose Center located on John Street.
RAHWAY — During the month of July, the Rahway Public Library is hosting a summer series on topics of interest to seniors and their families and friends. The final presentation will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 27.
ABERDEEN – Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey & Philadelphia will open its first location in Monmouth County at 228 Route 35 in Aberdeen on Tuesday, July 27. The site, which formerly housed a Rite-Aid, encompasses 10,908 square feet of retail space. Doors will open at 9 a.m.