Middlesex County

Varela Bows Out Of Perth Amboy Race

PERTH AMBOY – Challenger Israel Varela dropped out of Perth Amboy’s mayoral race last week, saying that he didn’t want to split the vote among those not supporting Mayor Joseph Vas. Voters will choose between the incumbent mayor and community…

The Gift Of Life

The Gift Of Life—Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac was the first blood donor at a blood drive at City Hall on March 26 for Woodbridge residents and city employees. McCormac is an enthusiastic supporter of the voluntary blood donation program;…

Triple Taekwondo Medalist

Triple Taekwondo Medalist—Ricky Azari of Edison, a second grader at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison trained and participated in six categories at the 2008 Open Taekwondo Championship and the New Jersey AAU Taekwondo State Championship. Azari won three first-place trophies…

St. Cecilia’s Teams Win National Titles

  St. Cecilia’s Teams Win National Titles—St. Cecelia’s Golden Nights Rec. Teams—JV, Varsity and Seniors—from Iselin, participated in the ECA National Champions on March 15 and 16 at Williams and Mary College in Williamsburg, Va. All three St. Cecelia’s Rec.…

Double Dipping Rises Despite Ban

STATE – Last fall, Gov. Jon Corzine signed a law forbidding state lawmakers from holding other elected offices such as mayor or freeholder. At the time, 17 members of the state Legislature were dual office holders. Since then, the number…

For Creatures Great And Small

For Creatures Great And Small—Lower, Middle and Upper School students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison have been collecting supplies such as dog/cat food, newspapers, blankets, toys, and other items to benefit animal shelters in the area. The drive was…