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Violent Crime Surged, Gunfire Rings

ELIZABETH—Violent crimes in the city surged by one-third last year, while other offenses jumped 20 percent, according to data released by officials. Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow attributed a sharp rise in violent crime in Elizabeth to the mayor’s policy…

County Mobile Passport Office To Visit Carteret

CARTERET—The Middlesex County Mobile Passport Office will be visiting the Borough of Carteret on Friday, May 8, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the borough’s library building. Middlesex County Clerk Elaine M. Flynn urges residents to take advantage of this…

Seeing The Results Of Reinvestment

By Assemblyman Joseph Vas As President Barack Obama completes his first 100 days in office, we are beginning to see the fruits of his labor. His crowning achievement is the passage of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act…

Elizabeth Memories

By Diane Norek Harrison ELIZABETH-Here are some memories from former Elizabeth resident Roger Stryeski: “Attached are some of my memories of Elizabeth in the 1970s.  Most are concerning food and where to get it. I came to Elizabeth and St.…

Elizabeth Man Pleads Guilty To Role In Multi-Million Dollar Prescription Drug Ring

TRENTON –An Elizabeth man pleaded guilty to racketeering for his role in a Newark-based ring that distributed millions of dollars a year in illegal prescription painkillers such as OxyContin, Attorney General Anne Milgram and Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni…

Five Confirmed Cases Of Swine Flu In New Jersey

TRENTON –Five New Jersey residents have confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza, which has been commonly referred to as ‘swine flu,’ according to test results from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All five individuals were listed as…

New Jersey Air Quality Gets Failing Grade

STATE –   Over 8.5 million New Jerseyans – everyone except residents of Cape May County – live in metropolitan areas that received failing grades in the American Lung Association’s tenth annual State of the Air report, released Tuesday.  …

NJ Transit Riders Won’t Face Fare Increase This Year

TRENTON—New Jersey Transit riders won’t face a fare increase this year, despite a cutback in state operating support for the agency, Executive Director Richard Sarles said Tuesday. The agency will balance its budget by cutting administrative expenses by $22.5 million…

Linden Resident Inducted Into NJSCA Hall Of Fame

LINDEN—Pingry boys’ varsity swimming head coach Bill Reichle, a resident of Linden, has been inducted into the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association’s (NJSCA) Hall of Fame. He was one of 38 inductees on March 29, out of almost 8,000 head…