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Lawmakers Want To Make October “Hispanic Heritage Month”

TRENTON – Last week, Assemblymen Neil M. Cohen and Joseph Cryan announced the introduction of legislation that would statutorily designate each October as “Hispanic Heritage Month” in New Jersey. Senator Raymond J. Lesniak announced he will sponsor an identical version…

Students Of The Month

Students Of The Month—Four young women from at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth have earned recognition for their academic and all-around achievements at the all-female, Catholic college-prep high school. Selected as “Students of the Month” for January are sophomore Vanessa Devia…

Elizabeth Is Among The Greenest Cities In America

ELIZABETH – The city of Elizabeth has been named one of the 50 greenest cities in America by Popular Science magazine. The environmentally friendly designation placed Elizabeth 45th among cities with a population of more than 100,000 residents. “This honor…

Linden Seeks Outstanding Seniors

LINDEN—The Department of Recreation and Community Services is currently accepting applications for nominations for this year’s Annual Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year.  The purpose of the award is to recognize the Linden senior citizen who has displayed exceptional service…

Fun & Games

Fun & Games—The 21st Century Community Learning Center of Joseph E. Soehl Middle School coordinated a family game night on Feb. 15. Over 50 participants attended this fun-filled evening in the Soehl cafeteria. Students and their families had an opportunity…

Fighting Tooth Decay

Fighting Tooth Decay – As part of Dental Health Month in February, fourth graders at Roosevelt School in Rahway were eligible to enter the Union County Dental Health Poster Contest. Anthony Mannino and Maya Jackson won prizes. They are pictured…

Mayor Honors Top Students

Mayor Honors Top Students—On Friday, Jan. 25, Mayor James Kennedy announced the monthly grand prize winner of the PBSIS Initiative Program at Rahway Middle School.  Kennedy also presented prizes to the weekly winners in grades 6-8. The PBSIS Initiative is…

Law Change Allows Police To Stop Drivers Who Use Hand-Held Phones

STATE—Motorists traveling the roadways throughout the State of New Jersey should be aware of a change in the law that will take affect this Saturday, March 1. Starting Saturday, police will be able to pull over drivers who use their…

Mummers Band Featured In 35th Annual Woodbridge St. Patrick’s Parade

WOODBRIDGE—The 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, sponsored by the American Irish Association of Woodbridge, will be held on Sunday, March 9.  The parade kicks off at 1:30 p.m. at Woodbridge High School.  More than 80 marching units will parade…

Candidate Calls For Comprehensive GI Bill For Returning Veterans

SCOTCH PLAINS – On Monday, state Assemblywoman Linda Stender highlighted the need for a change in the way Washington D.C. treats our veterans.  Stender, a Democrat from Scotch Plains, is seeking Rep. Mike Ferguson’s seat representing New Jersey’s 7th District…