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Linden Senior Honored

Linden Senior Honored – Mayor Richard Gerbounka (right) and Council President Robert Bunk (left) were among nearly 200 people who came out to honor Linden’s outstanding senior citizen of the year, Mike Chengeri (center.) The Department of Public Property and…

Moreira Wins “Youth of the Year Award”

ELIZABETH – The “Youth of the Year Award” was presented to Leighann V. Moreira from Elizabeth High School as part of “Youth in City Government Day” on April 28. Moreira was selected for demonstrating responsible leadership in school organizations and…

Reid Named Airman Of The Year

Air Force Senior Airman Chanice M. Reid has been named the Airman of the Year in both the 341st Missile Wing and 20th Air Force competition. Selection was based on the individual’s exemplary duty performance, job knowledge, leadership qualities, teamwork,…

Winsteads Win Little Scholar Awards

Winsteads Win Little Scholar Awards – Cheyenne Winstead, a seventh grader at Rahway Middle School, and Chanel Winstead, a fifth grader at Madison Elementary School, have been name “First Team Little Scholars” by Pop Warner. The girls will receive the…

Assemblyman Indicted On Federal Corruption Charges

NEWARK – Assemblyman and former Perth Amboy Mayor Joseph Vas was indicted yesterday along with his longtime aide Melvin Ramos on federal corruption charges, officials announced. Vas and Ramos surrendered to Special Agents with the FBI in Newark this morning,…

FBI Sweep Arrests Gang Members

ELIZABETH—Federal and county officials arrested 12 people and seized guns and drugs last week in a sweep targeting street gang members. An alleged member of the Bloods street gang and three alleged Bloods associates were arrested who had addresses in…

Colonia Teen Killed In Car Crash

COLONIA – A Colonia High School sophomore was killed in a single-car crash on Route 9 in Woodbridge last Thursday night. Jennifer Metzger, 16, was pronounced dead at 9:17 p.m. at the accident scene, authorities said. She was a passenger…

Double-Dipping Costs Climb

STATE—Extensive newspaper reporting on the ways in which the public employee pension systems have been manipulated and abused has not stopped the number of New Jersey government workers with more than one public job from increasing. According to government payroll…

Cryan, DeFilippo, Devanney Among Top Tax Takers

UNION COUNTY—While many Americans cannot find employment and even public employees are losing their jobs, one New Jersey government lawyer strung together eight taxpayer-funded posts for a total income of more than $320,000 in 2008. Damian Murray, a municipal court…