Protest Targets Buyout Barons

Buyout firms such as Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts have made billions of dollars using special tax breaks that reward them for buying and selling companies; and they’ve slashed wages and destroyed jobs all while using tax loopholes to pay an…

A Victory For “Pay to Play” Reformers

By Michael M. Shapiro Last month, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey issued a decision in In the Matter of the Appeal by Earle Asphalt Company, a case involving the owner of a road construction business…

A Solution To Transportation Funding For 10 Cents A Day

By John S. Wisniewski There is no denying it. We are facing tough economic times. The meltdown of the national subprime mortgage lending market sparked an economic recession that has created ripples across our entire economy, increasing everything from interest…

A New American Century

By James Devine With the host of problems facing our people and our planet, many have announced the decline of America but I find fault with those doom-sayers. Americans are people among whom the world has found its best. Thomas Jefferson,…

N.J. Dems Want Permanent Off-Shore Drilling Ban

STATE – On Monday, top New Jersey Democrats called for a permanent ban on offshore oil and gas drilling from Maine to North Carolina. Gov. Jon Corzine, U.S. Senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez, and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone said…

Sayreville Skies Sparkle With Fireworks

by Diane Norek Harrison SAYREVILLE-Sayreville held their annual Independence Day Celebration on June 28 at Kennedy Park. The festivities began at 4 p.m., but were halted for a short time with a downpour of rain. Activities quickly began again as…

Police Plan National Night Out Program

RAHWAY—The Rahway Police Department invites residents to join them and thousands of communities nationwide for the 25th annual National Night Out crime and drug prevention event. National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; generate support…