Writer’s Block: Bewitched, Not Bothered


It’s the Boo season again and has been since the last hot dog of summer came off the grill on Labor Day. Since that time, we have been bombarded with jack-o-lanterns, black cats, ghosts, wicked witches and an assortment of ghouls and other characters worthy of Halloween madness. I know that I’m probably in the minority here, but I love Halloween.

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Delgado & Diaz Dominate Debate

PERTH AMBOY – Billy Delgado’s genuine concern for people, specific plans to revitalize the economy and decades of experience showed. Incumbent Mayor Wilda Diaz’s lack of readiness was painfully apparent. Robert McCoy, Miguel Morales, Frank Salado, and Sharon Hubberman seemed content to watch the principle contenders battle for undecided voters.

Varela Calls Christie Action ‘Bigoted’

PERTH AMBOY — School board member Israel Varela has charged Republican Gov. Chris Christie and his state education commissioner with a bigoted attack on local control over the city’s public education system, arguing that the state never overturned a hiring or firing decision except in the predominantly Hispanic community, where a majority of elected representatives voted to fire a neoconservative administrator.

New Jersey African American Leaders Endorse Menendez

East Orange Mayor Robert Bowers makes Sen. Menendez an honorary East Orange resident with a lapel pin. (Photo courtesy of Menedez for Senate)

NEWARK – Calling him “a tireless and effective fighter for the African American community and the entire population of the Garden State,” more than two dozen prominent African American religious, community and government leaders today announced their enthusiastic endorsement of Sen. Bob Menendez for re-election.