Municipal merger moves

The State Local Finance Board gave its unanimous approval this morning of an application calling for the creation of a municipal consolidation commission for Roxbury and Mount Arlington. Representatives of both communities will be appointed to serve on the commission,…

Outside spending plagues our electoral process

by Jeff Brindle Much has been written about the magnitude of campaign spending by independent special interest groups but until now, there has been little discussion about the impact. During the 2012 Presidential and Congressional contests, the Center for Responsive Politics…

Sierra Club endorses Roy Cho for Congress

STATE — Roy Cho, candidate for Congress in the 5th District, received a major endorsement from the national Sierra Club and the group’s 16,000-member strong New Jersey chapter. It is the first time since 2006 that the Sierra Club has…

TRENTON – A former Elizabeth resident was among four people charged criminally today with filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy. Since March, the Attorney General’s Office has filed criminal charges against 12 people for allegedly engaging…

Bully Busters at Barnes & Noble July 30

UNION COUNTY — After anti-bullying activists Lorrie Christel Sanchez and Carol Blank created a “Bully Busters” club at the Livingston Avenue School in Cranford, schools in the neighboring towns of Linden and Rahway followed suit. The success of the club…

Booker bill would remove barriers for convicts

Last week, Cory Booker introduced the REDEEM Act, which will remove some of the almost insurmountable barriers Americans convicted of nonviolent crimes face when trying to reenter society. The bill will help them find a job, support their families, and…