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New York City doctor has Ebola

A New York City doctor who returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea recently, has tested positive for the disease. Dr. Craig Spencer, reportedly exhibiting symptoms that include fever and gastrointestinal problems, was transported to Bellevue Hospital in an ambulance staffed by…

Roselle Paper Company acquisition means 162 local job losses

As many as 162 local workers are out of jobs as a global supplier of education, art and craft products, has acquired New Jersey-based Roselle Paper Co. Inc. Pacon Corporation, based in Appleton, Wisconsin, completed the acquisition of the assets of…

Demand for blood donations prompts action

New Jersey Blood Services is asking for help to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types, but especially O-negative – the “universal” blood which can be transfused into anyone in an emergency. In addition, hundreds of additional blood drives…

Endorsement from Middlesex County’s highest-paid Mayor may not be an advantage

The upcoming election in Perth Amboy could be a referendum on Mayor Wilda Diaz, who deposed former Assemblyman Joe Vas in 2008 after complaining in campaign mailings that her tax bill jumped from $4,164 to $8,166. Property taxes on the…

Christie announces Ebola preparedness plan

Taking steps to ensure he is not criticized for failing to respond to the deadly African virus, Governor Chris Christie today activated a plan to direct certain activities of state departments and medical facilities to project an image of defense against Ebola in New…

Leagues seek to stop sports betting

The NCAA, NFL and other major professional sports leagues filed a motion in court for restraining order to prevent New Jersey from offering sports betting this weekend. Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday that partially repealed the law prohibiting sports…

Union County men among Genovese organized crime family members arrested

Vito Alberti, 55, of New Providence, and Jerry J. Albanese, 47, of Scotch Plains, were among seven men who were arrested early this morning as alleged members and associates of the New York-based Genovese organized crime family. Vincent P. Coppola, 37, of Union,…

Seeking blood donors

New Jersey Blood Services is asking for help to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types, but especially O-negative – the “universal” blood which can be transfused into anyone in an emergency. In addition, hundreds of additional blood drives…

Perth Amboy man accused of sex assaults on young girls

Fernando Madrigal of Perth Amboy is accused of sexually assaulting several young girls.

PERTH AMBOY — A city resident is behind bars, charged with sexually assaulting girls in Ocean and Middlesex counties.  Fernando Madrigal, 42, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at his Smith Street home and charged with multiple counts of aggravated sexual…

Edison memories

Edison-The following memories are from Marisa: “My memories are from the 70’s/80’s. I lived on a street in Metuchen that backed to Roosevelt Park. Back then we could cross the train tracks and be right there. Then we would walk…