Middlesex County

School Board Member Charged as Vas Collaborator

PERTH AMBOY — Raymond J. Geneske, 73, a member of the Board of Education was charged with second-degree conspiracy, second-degree official misconduct and third-degree money laundering in connection with his role who as chairman of the 2006 congressional campaign of…

Former Perth Amboy Mayor Dies

PERTH AMBOY – Former Perth Amboy Mayor and state Assemblyman George Otlowski died Monday at Raritan Bay Medical Center. He was 97. The lifelong Democrat presided over Perth Amboy from 1976 to 1990. Otlowski won his first elected office in…

Firefighters Plan Cancer Research Fundraiser

WOODBRIDGE—Woodbridge Township Firefighters Association IAFF Local 290 is planning a charity event this weekend in conjunction with St. Baldrick’s to raise money for childhood cancer research and show solidarity with young cancer patients. The firefighters got involved in this cause…

South Amboy Celebrates St. Patrick's Day

by Diane Norek Harrison SOUTH AMBOY-The city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held on March 14. Grand Marshal John Donnelly rode the parade route with his family. Deputy Grand Marshal Thomas Noble marched in the parade with his family.…

St. Patrick’s Day Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY- Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Division No. 3 and Ladies’ Auxiliary Ancient Order of Hibernians (A.O.H.) held their annual ball and card party on Monday evening, April 2, 1923 in the new auditorium. Music was…

Local Leaders Distribute “Quilts For A Cause” To Veterans

CARTERET—On March 2, Mayor Daniel J. Reiman joined U.S. Congressman Albio Sires, and Carteret business owner Jean Lutz, to distribute patriotic quilts to military servicemen and servicewomen being treated at Walter Reed Military Hospital in Washington D.C. The program, initiated…

Sayreville Through The Years

by Diane Norek Harrison SAYREVILLE-This first part was given to me for my column. Circa 1917, there was the Victorian Troop Marching Band. The members at this time were: William Hockenjos, Moon Bailey, Frank Johnson, John McCutcheon, Charles Burkshot, Emit…

Officials Work To Clear Leaking Rail Car In Carteret

CARTERET – Earlier this morning, a Conrail tanker car sustained minor damage when the engine coupled with it during operations along the rail lines that parallel the New Jersey Turnpike at Exit 12 in the vicinity of Monroe Avenue, officials…

Mayor’s Charity Fund Rewards Creative Children With Circus Trip

CARTERET—At this month’s Borough Council meeting, Mayor Dan Reiman presented mayoral commendations and circus tickets to eight Carteret school children. These were the winners of the first “What Can I Do For My Community?” contest, established by the mayor’s Children’s…