Difficult Budget Requires Resident Input

By Assemblyman Joseph Vas The New Jersey FY 2009 Budget process is in full swing and I would like to take the time to bring residents of the 19th Legislative District up to speed on what has been occurring. As…

“Baby Mama” — 2 & ½ popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic At the outset of director Michael McCullers’s “Baby Mama,” about a snobbish single exec who has everything but the baby she so desires, there is hope. It looks like this tale of surrogacy just…

Scoring Points!

By Michael M. Shapiro Last month, Senator Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex), chair of the state Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, scored points for fiscal responsibility and common sense by advocating the elimination of pension credit for part-time government employees. At the…

Remembering the Past: What Do You Remember?

by Diane Norek Harrison Here is some of my own research from the area. Tell me what you remember from the past with what is listed in this column. Clark-Does anyone have memories or past material from “Clark Lanes?” In…

Fourth Grader Brings Gun To School

LINDEN – School No. 2 was locked down last Wednesday when an old handgun brought to the school by a fourth grader was accidentally fired. No one was injured, but students and their parents were frightened by the incident. The…

Police Raid Breaks Up Elizabeth Drug Gang

ELIZABETH – Police raids last week resulted in 20 arrests and disrupted operations a drug and weapons operation run by the notorious Latin Kings of Elizabeth. For months, members of the gang worked around the clock, tending to lines of…

Edison Native Selected In NFL Draft

EDISON – Jeremy Zuttah will have the chance to play in the National Football League this season. The 6-foot-3, 306-pound guard from Rutgers was chosen by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of Sunday’s NFL Draft. “It’s a…

Republicans Say City Homeowners Received Tax Hike

RAHWAY—Republicans say city homeowners received amended second quarter tax bills last week reflecting an unannounced 12 percent increase in their taxes. At issue is the sewer fee, which was separated out of the municipal tax bill last year. City Republicans…