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“The Town” – It’s the One Without Pity

Unsettling via the ugly little, crime-absorbed world it unearths, director Ben Affleck’s “The Town” blends old style action-drama with a shock and awe rawness common to our times. While a part of you may wish that the distasteful sociology had remained under its slimy rock, your captivated half is sure to be rendered mouth agape and at seat’s edge.

Community Calendar

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.