Municipal Councils Will Have New Faces

MIDDLSEX COUNTY – Perth Amboy will have three new City Council members. Voters elected board of education president Ken Gonzalez, former volunteer fire chief William Petrick and former school board member Joel Pabon from a field of eight in yesterday’s non-partisan municipal elections.

Disaster Recovery Center To Close; Assistance Still Available By Phone, Online

CRANFORD – Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state of New Jersey Office of Emergency Management announced that the Disaster Recovery Center at Cranford Borough Hall will end operations today at 6 p.m.

“New” Parish Has Much To Celebrate

RAHWAY–When the parishes of St. Mary and St. Mark officially merge on July 1, the Catholic community in Rahway will abound in joy and celebration. What many individuals sensed was inevitable will finally come to pass this summer after many years of sometimes acrimonious meetings between members of these two much-loved churches.

Buono Proposes Measures To Streamline Unemployment Process, Protect Laid Off Workers

TRENTON – Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D-Middlesex) has proposed legislation designed to institute efficiencies in the unemployment insurance (UI) system that would benefit laid-off workers and employers alike, while protecting those in dire financial circumstances from certain abuses that have recently come to light.