IRS Offers Tax Credit to Aid First-Time Homebuyers

MOUNTAINSIDE— First-time homebuyers should begin planning now to take advantage of a new tax credit included in the recently enacted Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. Available for a limited time only, the credit:   Applies to home purchases…

Freeholders To Approve $31.1 Million In Borrowing

UNION COUNTY – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is expected to approve $33.4 million bond ordinance to construct a stairwell at the county courthouse and make various other improvements to county property. A public hearing and final reading…

NJCU Softball Coach To Be Inducted Into Carteret Hall Of Fame

CARTERET—New Jersey City University head softball coach Bridgette Quimpo will become the first female inducted into the Carteret High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 25, as part of that school’s second induction ceremonies. Quimpo, a four-year, three-sport…

Health Department Warns: Be Wise About Antibiotic Use

STATE—As cold and flu season approaches, Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Commissioner Heather Howard cautions against the misuse of antibiotics.  Antibiotics only help infections such as pneumonia, meningitis, strep throat, and some ear and sinus infections when these…

Community Access Unlimited Team Walks The Walk

ELIZABETH—Dozens of walkers braved the elements Saturday, Sept. 27, to take part in the 2008 Community Access Unlimited (CAU) Ira Geller Walk-A-Thon to help the agency’s ongoing mission of supporting people with disabilities.  CAU members, staff, friends and representatives of…

Corzine Approves Toll Increase

STATE – Gov. Jon Corzine approved the latest plan to raise tolls on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway, which will fund a host of transportation projects, last week. The revised plan will raise tolls Parkway tolls from…

Refueling New Jersey’s Economy

By Assemblyman Joseph Vas Over the past month, economic woes have become the central issue of concern, both locally globally, and of course nationally. With the interconnectivity of today’s global marketplace, this concern is more than justified.  What we do…