Suspended S.R. captain returns to department Three employees have filed suit in state Superior Court O n Monday, a South River police captain suspended for nearly a year was expected to shine up his badge and return to the force. Capt. Wesley Bomba, a borough resident and a 32-year veteran of the force, has been …

Chief Eib’s retirement plan announced in S.R. Borough Council expected to vote on package March 15 SOUTH RIVER — By early April, South River Police Chief Francis X. Eib should be embarking on his new life as a retiree. Last week, the Borough Council ended several months of negotiation after agreeing upon a retirement plan …

Tax rate stable in township Owner of the average E.B. home will pay $1,470 this year EAST BRUNSWICK — Taxes will remain stable this year. Mayor Bill Neary announced that the municipal tax rate will remain at 98 cents per $100 of assessed property value. Neary presented the $43,145,975 budget during last week’s Township Council …

Young musicians sought for auditions Applications are available at the East Brunswick Division of Recreation Office, 350 Dunhams Corner Road, for the 16th annual Young Musicians Auditions scheduled for April 8 at East Brunswick High School, Cranbury Road. Applicants must be East Brunswick residents in ninth-12th grades. They may audition on piano, stringed, brass or …

Suspended S.R. captain returns has served as a special since 1981 and as a dispatcher since 1983, and Debra Shaluha, who worked as a secretary for the chief of police from 1985 to 1989. Shaluha, a borough resident, has worked in the borough clerk’s office since 1994. In the suit, filed by Somerville attorney Brian …

Local J.C. Penney stores wait for word on future In an attempt to restructure the corporation after a fourth quarter net loss of 8 cents per share and to save $530 million, J.C. Penney Co. Inc. plans to close 40 to 45 department stores and about 300 Eckerd drug stores nationwide. Several Eckerd drug stores …