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Pink Ribbon Run • Sept. 25 – Perth Amboy will host the Central NJ Pink Ribbon 5K Run and 1-Mile Health Walk to benefit Susan G. Komen For The Cure. On site registration and t-shirt pick-up will begin at 10 a.m. at 302 Front Street.

Writer’s Block: Keep It Simple

I have a cousin who likes to talk on the phone. She usually calls at exactly the same time that I am ready to unwind in quiet bliss for the first time since the alarm went off at 5 a.m. Truthfully, I don’t want to open my mouth in the evening for anything except maybe that nice glass of merlot staring at me. All I need to do is say, “Ahhh” and the conversation is over

Violent Crime Continued To Rise In Elizabeth

ELIZABETH – According to data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Uniform Crime Report, 1,288 incidents of violent crime were reported in Elizabeth last year. That was a 14.6 percent increase from the 1,124 incidents reported in 2008, and a 56.5 percent increase from the 823 incidents in 2005.