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…

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…

Disabilities Awareness Day Promotes Caring & Sharing

CARTERET – “Caring and Sharing” will be the theme of the day as the Carteret Office for the Disabled presents the 25th annual Carteret Disabilities Awareness Day on Sunday, March 8 at St. Demetrius Hall, 681-691 Roosevelt Avenue. The informational…

Tax Tip Of The Day: New Real Estate Deduction For Non-Itemizers

By Gregg Semanick-New Jersey’s IRS Spokesperson There is a new standard tax deduction for those who don’t qualify to itemize their tax deductions, but pay real estate taxes.  The deduction amount is equal to the amount of real estate taxes…

Legal Services Programs Are Going Broke

EDISON – A lawyer-supported fund that pays for legal aid for poor clients is nearly broke and threatens the future of New Jersey’s Legal Services programs, officials said last week. According to Melville D. Miller, Jr., president of Legal Services…

Clark Mayor To Be Honored At Temple’s Casino Night

CLARK—Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah will honor Clark Mayor Mayor Sal Bonaccorso on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the temple’s Grand Casino Nite. The annual event, which begins at 8 p.m., transforms the synagogue into an Atlantic City style-gaming operation, featuring blackjack,…