Celebrate In The Garden State!

STATE—The Central Jersey Democratic Leadership Committee is hosting an Inaugural Ball at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge from 6-11 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20 to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama as America’s 44th president. Tickets are priced at…

Corzine’s Secret Cuts Prompt Lawsuit

STATE—Gov. Jon Corzine says that the deficit in this year’s budget is much larger than $1.2 billion previously identified by State Treasurer David Rousseau. Consequently, Corzine will be cutting the current state spending plan of $32.9 billion by a staggering…

NJ Is Tops In Taxes

STATE—Seven counties out of the top 10 in the country with the highest property tax rates are in New Jersey. The same tabulation showed that Garden State homeowners paid the highest property taxes in 13 out of the nation’s 20…

International Gymnasts To Compete In Rahway

RAHWAY—The best rhythmic gymnasts from three countries will be competing in the Winter Stars Rhythmic Gymnastics Invitational at the Rahway Recreation Center this weekend. Among participating teams are clubs and junior olympics teams from Russia, Brazil and the United States.…

Locked Out Of Your Car In Carteret? Call The Fire Department

CARTERET – Borough residents who find themselves locked out of their vehicles have a new option – calling the Carteret Fire Department. The fire department has expanded a pilot program to help residents with automotive lockouts, Fire Commissioner Randy Krum…

MS Society Announces Town Hall Meeting

CLARK—The New Jersey Metro Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 13, to discuss the impact of multiple sclerosis on those living locally. The 7 p.m. meeting will be held at…

Utility Urges Residents To See If They Qualify For Help With Heating Bills

STATE—PSE&G is urging residents who may have recently lost their jobs, or are now working fewer hours because of the economic downturn, to see if they now qualify for assistance in paying their utility bills. The federal Low Income Heating…

America’s DTV Transition Beset With Problems

By Steve Macek and Mitchell Szczepanczyk On Feb. 17, 2009, all full-power analog television broadcasts in the United States will cease and existing TV stations will begin broadcasting exclusively in a digital format. The switch to digital television (DTV) will…