If the check was in the mail this month, there's a possibility it didn't get through—at least that was destroyed Sept. 11 when a US Postal Service truck caught on fire after hitting another truck on the New Jersey Turnpike.
Other top stories this week include:
Car Bursts Into Flames After Hitting Deer on I-78
Noontime traffic on I78 got backed up after this incident near the Hillcrest Road exits. Fortunately, no one in the vehicle was injured.
Peter Fallon Withdraws from High School Board Race
Fallon has been a strong presence on local school boards for a dozen years, but decided to drop out of the three-way race for his seat with Diane Belcuore and current Warren Township Board of Education President Gregory Przybylski.
Pharmacy Celebrates 50 Years in Business
Oct. 1 marked 50 years of helping local customers for Edgewood Pharmacy's Tom Castronovo—but you can't tell that by the way he still cheerfully greets his customers.
Yale Honors Watchung Hills Regional Guidance Counselor
The Ivy League school honors teachers and counselors each year for helping the school's students—and this year, Frances Hernandez was presented with a desk set commemorating the honor.