Tax Tip Of The Day: Deduction Available for Educators

 By Gregg Semanick-New Jersey‘s IRS Spokesperson The Educator Expense Deduction allows teachers and other educators to deduct the cost of books, supplies, equipment and software used in the classroom based on their receipts.  Eligible educators include those who work at…

County Residents Can Get Prescription Drug Help

PLAINFIELD – For uninsured Union County residents who are having trouble getting prescriptions filled, help will be available at the Union County One-Stop Career Center at 200 West 2nd Street in Plainfield on Feb. 13, from 8 to 11 a.m.…

Renovated Fords Library Re-Opens

FORDS—The Fords Branch Library re-opened its doors Friday after the completion of interior renovations and the installation of new lighting.  As a result of the two-month renovation project –funded through a gift to the Woodbridge Public Library – the Fords…

Abraham Lincoln In Life And In History

By Michael P. Riccards On Feb. 12, 2009, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln will be marked by the nation.  Lincoln is by mostly all accounts considered the greatest of our presidents, having led the United States…

Bringing a Piece of History to Students in Clark

  Bringing a Piece of History to Students in Clark – Students in the third grade at F.K. Hehnly Elementary School in Clark were treated to a demonstration of history right in their classroom, compliments of the historic Miller-Cory House…

Tax Tip Of The Day: E-Filing Could Save You Money

 By Gregg Semanick-New Jersey‘s IRS Spokesperson To ensure you do not miss out on any tax credits, deductions and benefits, the IRS encourages filers to consider e-filing their federal tax returns.  E-filing coupled with direct deposit of your refund into…

Counting Union County’s Homeless

UNION COUNTY—He sat on the brown steel folding chair getting a haircut, a trim that held with it the hope of finding a job. He didn’t move, his face expressionless. Never did he imagine he would ever be homeless. But…

“New in Town” – Same Old, Same Old – 2 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic  Too bad for Renée Zellweger. Plopped into a production company of virtual unknowns, aided only by co-star Harry Connick, Jr., she’s expected to make beguiling the seen-it-before triteness of director Jonas Elmer’s “New in…