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Stender will not return to the Assembly

Several sources are saying Assemblywoman Linda Stender will not be a candidate for re-election to the Assembly in the 22nd Legislative District, a move that has riled the two Republican candidates, former Scotch Plains Mayor Martin Marks and William ‘Bo’…

Christie Named In Federal Lawsuit

Christopher Christie has been named in a federal tort claims lawsuit notice that asserts the GOP gubernatorial candidate “utilized his office as a collection agency for his relatives and extorted money from the claimant for the benefit of his family in violation of the Hobbs Act.”

Carteret Council Cuts School Budget

The Borough Council ordered a $1.65 million reduction in the rejected 2009-2010 school budget last week. The council’s plan would save the average taxpayer nearly $200 from the school board’s proposed budget and $115 from what they paid this year, Mayor Daniel Reiman said.

A New American Century

By James Devine With the host of problems facing our people and our planet, many have announced the decline of America but I find fault with those doom-sayers. Americans are people among whom the world has found its best. Thomas Jefferson,…

City Mourns Former Mayor & Judge

Steve Bercik Meant Business For Elizabeth by James Devine ELIZABETH—The city mourned the conclusion of an extraordinary life after Steven J. Bercik died Saturday, June 14, 2003 in the Watchung Ridge Assisted Living Center, Watchung. As mayor of Elizabeth from…

What America Means To Me

by James J. Devine, Publisher, Atom Tabloid & Citizen-Gazette Some people are upset about an advertisement that appeared in newspapers I publish. Created by an organization – http://www.tompaine.com – that believes President Bush is using the call to arms against Iraq…