UNION COUNTY—A report by a taxpayer watchdog group says the county payroll has increased by nearly $2 million in just three months and it looks like top county employees got unannounced pay hikes and bonuses.
LINDEN—A lawsuit filed against the city by Dawn E. Kologi, the wife of Linden City Attorney Edward Kologi, has been settled by the City Council for $142,000.
ROSELLE—The county political machine will battle it out this year with independent Democrats in Roselle, where control of the governing body could depend on the outcome of Rev. James Moore’s challenge to Council President Jamel Holley.
APPOMATTOX, Va.—Christopher Bryan Speight, a 39-year-old security guard, marked General Robert E. Lee’s birthday with a deadly shooting rampage in the tiny community of Appomattox, Va., best known as the place where Lee surrendered during the Civil War.
PERTH AMBOY – Police arrested a Perth Amboy man and charged him with murdering a woman whose body was dumped in Virginia, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced.
EDISON – Next week, Edison voters will decide whether to approve an ambitious school renovation and construction plan that would cost $166.8 million.
Lessons of Biblical proportion are harsh: plague, locusts, whatever it takes to get a decadent citizenry to stand up and take notice. In “The Book of Eli,” no less than full scale Armageddon has made the planet barely recognizable.
MONROE—If you frequently forget where you put your keys and are constantly misplacing things, it could mean you have a lot on your mind. It also could be an early sign of memory loss.
HILLSIDE—Seniors and low to moderate-income residents of Hillside and nearby communities can get free help filing their federal and state income taxes at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, 31 Evans Terminal in Hillside.