Middlesex County

Answering The Call For Help

by Assemblyman Joseph Vas In my years of public service, one thing always remains the same: When times are good, the public generally asks government to limit its influence, but when rough economic times hit the public often turns to…

School Board Candidates File Petitions

STATE – Candidates have filed petitions to run for seats on area school boards. Though the original deadline was Monday afternoon, Gov. Jon Corzine extended it until 4 p.m. Wednesday because a snowstorm Monday caused most school districts to shut…

Woodbridge Council President Switches Parties

WOODBRIDGE—Township Council President Robert Luban announced Tuesday, March 3, that he has changed his party affiliation to Republican. “There are major disagreements concerning political philosophy between myself and the Woodbridge Democratic Party leadership,” the former Democrat said. Luban added that…

Colonia Teen Honored

COLONIA—Ayna Agarwal, a member of the Community Campus Edison Branch YMCA, has been named a top runner-up for “The 2009 Prudential Spirit of Community Award” in New Jersey. Agarwal also qualified for the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation…

Bank Supports Rotary Club

Bank Supports Rotary Club—Roxanne Keegan (left), manager of Provident Bank’s South Amboy branch, presents a check to Michael Poll (right), president of the Rotary Club of South Amboy/Sayreville, during the Rotary’s January meeting at the Peter Pank Diner in South…

Students Learn About Modern Slavery

Students Learn About Modern Slavery — The Human Rights Institute at Kean University hosted its second annual conference, Slavery in the Twenty-first Century, on Friday, Feb. 13. A crowd of nearly 800 people, including students and teachers from throughout New…