FANWOOD—Marianne Kranz has always loved history … and stories. She once dreamed of making documentary films that weave together bits of history in order to tell a story. But after switching from a career in radio, TV, and video communications to one in human services, she has discovered that each and every individual has their own compelling and interesting story.
UNION COUNTY – Republicans have called on Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Union) to return contributions she received from three men named in last month’s federal corruption probe.
MOUNTAINSIDE —The Internal Revenue Service reminds consumers to avoid identity theft scams that use the IRS name, logo or Web site in an attempt to convince taxpayers that the scam is a genuine communication from the IRS. Scammers may use other federal agency names, such as the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
STATE—If you have ever escaped from blazing hot sun in a shady spot under a tree, you know how these natural air conditioners can make you feel more comfortable. A mature shade tree can block up to 90 percent of solar radiation, which could translate to a significant reduction in your home cooling cost. A Pennsylvania study found that air conditioning needs could be reduced by up to 75 percent by shading a house with trees!
EDISON—High school juniors have the opportunity to take a free, full-length practice SAT test at the Edison Public Library on Aug. 11 at 9:30 a.m. The test will be proctored by Huntington Learning Center staff members.
Like many folks, I recently had an awkward encounter with a debt collector.
Someone had stolen my credit card number and used it to charge a hotel stay. Thanks to my card’s zero liability policy the charges were quickly reversed and I didn’t have to pay anything. But unbeknownst to me, the thief had booked an additional reservation, so my cancelled card was later charged a no-show fee.
TRENTON – Last week, Assembly Speaker Joseph J. Roberts Jr. moved to suspend the salary and benefits of three Assembly members facing corruption charges.
The news media tells about bribes and attempted bribes, but not that entrapment used to be a defense against these intrigues by government agents. When did that change?
Many people are struggling to pay their mortgage as a result of the bad economy. Don’t despair if you are concerned about falling behind on payments. According to the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) there may be options available that can help make it easier to keep up with those monthly bills: