$47 Million Waiting for 156,000 New Jersey Residents

NEWARK—Unless an estimated 156,000 eligible New Jerseyans file “short form” IRS tax returns before Oct. 15, up to $47 million in economic stimulus payments will go unclaimed in the Garden State. AARP New Jersey and U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.)…

New Jersey Residents Say Leave the Drinking Age at 21

STATE—Lowering the drinking age to 18 is not a popular idea among New Jersey residents. According to a recent survey conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind and co-sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ), just 18 percent…

Police Arrest 3 In Alleged Drug Ring

UNION – Police arrested three alleged gang members last week who are accused of running a cocaine delivery service that delivered small amounts of cocaine to customers in mostly upscale neighborhoods in Union and Essex counties, authorities said. The arrests…

Health Expo Comes To Clark

CLARK – The fifth annual Trinitas Hospital Health Expo will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark.  Open to the public, the free event will take place in…

Fight Against Car Theft Goes High-Tech

ELIZABETH – They look like props from the latest TV crime drama, but Union County’s new on-board police computers have a real-life purpose: catching more car thieves and keeping more violent criminals off the streets. The new computers are automatic…

Edison Budget Calls For 5% Tax Increase

EDISON – Mayor Jun Choi unveiled his $118 million spending plan for the new fiscal year this week. It includes a proposed five percent increase in the tax rate, which the mayor emphasized was less than the rate of inflation.…

ExxonMobil Held Liable For Pollution Of Linden Site

ELIZABETH – A Union County judge has ruled that the ExxonMobil Corporation is liable for polluting the waterways, wetlands and marshes on and near its former refinery sites in Linden and Bayonne. Superior Court Judge Ross R. Anzaldi found that…

Remembering the Past: Rahway Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison RAHWAY-Here is a trivia question from my contributor Ed from Rahway. He wanted me to ask the readers if they knew what once stood on the grounds where the City Hall is now? I think he…