The Government Problem

Some believe the central political issue of our era is the size of the government. They’re wrong. The central issue is whom the government is for. Consider the new spending bill Congress and the President agreed to a few weeks…

Bridge players celebrate decade of card club

The Scotch Plains Duplicate Bridge Club is enjoying more than a decade of lively play at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains. The club meets every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons starting at noon, and again on Wednesday evenings…

Probation officer charged in bribery case

A state probation officer living in Union County and working in Middlesex County was taken into custody today on charges of accepting bribes from a client who was serving a probationary term for drug offenses. Rhonda Battle, 46, of Roselle…

Model inspiring students

Rayuana Aleyce, a winning model on Project Runway last year, grew up in a housing project in Atlantic City and struggled before achieving success. So when the City of Atlantic City decided to honor her today, she was determined to…

Can a Congressman serve from behind bars?

Rep. Michael Grimm pleaded guilty to a count of felony tax fraud in Brooklyn federal court on Tuesday, but said that he had no plans to resign from the seat to which he was re-elected in November. The Republican congressman…