Carteret house destroyed by fire

CARTERET – A fire destroyed a house early this morning in Carteret after it broke out at a home on Frederick Street around 5:30 a.m. Firefighters from Woodbridge assisted in containing the fire after a man walking his dog alerted the sleeping residents inside that he…

Government spending on elite private universities puts the wealthy over middle class public colleges

Imagine a system of college education supported by high and growing government spending on elite private universities that mainly educate children of the wealthy and upper-middle class, and low and declining government spending on public universities that educate large numbers…

Brittany Maynard is ready to die

Brittany Maynard decided she’s ready to end her life, because the 29-year-old newlywed was diagnosed with the most aggressive form of brain cancer and only has about six months to live. Maynard moved from California to Portland, Oregon, to take…

Train through time

On October 18 and 19, Union County celebrates Four Centuries In A Weekend, when 27 historic sites and museums across the county open their doors to the public, free of charge. But this year, there is a new way to…

Obama in New Jersey Wednesday

President Barack Obama will travel to Union County on Wednesday for a New Jersey fundraiser on behalf Senate Democrats. Obama has challenged core Democratic constituencies to pay more attention to off-year elections and vote next month. “There’s a congenital problem…

No vacancy

More than half the wildlife population on the planet has been destroyed since 1970, and there is little hope that future generations can survive unless people start behaving differently. The Earth simply does not have enough productive land and sea available to…

The Gateway Family YMCA Supports 7th Grade Students with Free Memberships

UNION COUNTY – The Gateway Family YMCA provides free memberships for all 7th Grade students as part of the NJ YMCA 7th Grade Initiative. Providing services for Eastern Union County and Northern Middlexsex County, The Gateway Family YMCA has branches…

Unemployment at 5.9%, lowest since July 2008

The U.S. unemployment rate dipped below 6 percent for the first time since July 2008, with nonfarm payrolls adding 248,000 new jobs in September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. The jobless rate fell 0.2 percentage points to 5.9 percent.…