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Top Scholar

LINDEN — Cassandra Konecny, an 11th grade student at Union County Tech recently represented Linden in the New Jersey League of Municipalities future Municipal Leaders Scholarship where she placed as a semi-finalist.

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…