Piscataway man charged with murder

A Piscataway man was arrested Tuesday and charged with the murder of a 31-year-old woman who was found dead outside his home, the victim of apparent head injuries. Christopher Koller, 39, was charged with the murder of Beth Bezek, 31, of…

Arrest made in Elizabeth homicide

An Elizabeth resident has been arrested and charged with fatally shooting a neighbor early Monday morning, according to Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park. Park said Jimmy Kearney, 18, is charged with first-degree felony murder, first-degree murder, first-degree robbery, and…

Fatal Elizabeth shooting under investigation    

A shooting that left an Elizabeth man dead yesterday morning is under investigation, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday. The deceased victim has been identified as 61-year-old Robert Rouse. Elizabeth Police Department patrol units responded to the area…

Gas tax hike begins today

New Jersey leaps close to the top of a list of states with the highest-in-the-nation gasoline taxes 150-percent increase in the state tax kicks in today. The federal gasoline excise tax rate is 18.4 cents per gallon. States then add their own…

‘State of the Schools’ speech in Plainfield

Plainfield Public Schools Superintendent Anna Belin-Pyles will host a public presentation, the “State of the District,” to talk about the school district’s goals and accomplishments for this school year.   The event will be held at Plainfield High School, on…

Why Socialism?

by Albert Einstein Is it advisable for one who is not an expert on economic and social issues to express views on the subject of socialism? I believe for a number of reasons that it is. Let us first consider…