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Pallone concerned about seismic testing off New Jersey coast

STATE — A proposal submitted by Columbia and other universities, including Rutgers, seeking permission from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to conduct marine seismic surveys 15 miles off the coast of Barnegat this summer, purportedly to study climate change, is being challenged by environmental groups and lawmakers…

Progressive Activists Target City Hall & Bad Banks

RAHWAY — The Move Your Money project, a nationwide campaign, came to Rahway to encourage people to divest from the largest Wall Street banks and invest in local financial institutions and chided the city government for ‘sleeping with the enemy’…

Most crimes remain unsolved by Rahway police

RAHWAY — City police solved fewer than one out of four reported crimes in the city last year, according to current State Police data but that shoddy record is not stopping interim Mayor Samson Steinman from using taxpayer money to boast that violent…

The Danger of American Fascism

by Henry A. Wallace A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in…

Mayoral Melee!

UNION COUNTY — Democrats in Linden and Rahway will have competitive races in the June 3 primary election, as Democrats for Change reformers again pose challenges to the regular political organization. Three mayoral candidates are vying for support in Linden,…

Tell stories of women in American history

by Lynn Yeakel and Rosemarie Greco Almost three decades ago, the nearly all-male U.S. Congress declared March National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. Finally, it was believed, the historical activities and accomplishments of American women would receive long-overdue attention. Boys…

Ex-school board president guilty in free lunch scandal

ELIZABETH — Jurors found Marie Munn, the former president of the Elizabeth school board, guilty of of theft by deception and tampering with public records for stealing from the district’s federal free lunch program. The panel found 49-year-old Munn understated her household income,…

Democrat Devine running for mayor in Rahway primary

RAHWAY — Residents will have a choice between Hillside township administrator Samson Steinman and Rahway Democrat James J. Devine in the upcoming mayoral primary election, scheduled for Tuesday, June 3. Devine, a strategist who managed all of former Rahway Mayor Jim…

Jazzville Skyline: “…once upon a time…”

by rocky-o There are few songwriters around (especially these days) that can actually write a story in a song. Of course Bob Dylan still springs to mind, as well as other ‘folkies’ like Leonard Cohen, Tina Vero, etc…and I love…