Category: Local

Tight N.J. Governor’s Race in Final Days

STATE—According to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind™, Democratic incumbent Jon Corzine and Republican challenger Chris Christie continue in a close contest in the race for New Jersey governor, with Corzine holding a lead among likely voters by a statistically insignificant thread of 44% to 43%.

Students Learn To Swing

RAHWAY—Rahway High School students enrolled in Mark Cantagallo’s American History II class were recently given a lesson on swing dancing, one of the important cultural elements of life in America during the 1940s.

Roselle Park Resident Wins Engineering Scholarship

ROSELLE PARK – Ibtisam Ali, a computer science major at Kean University and a resident of Roselle Park, recently was awarded the 2009 Tri-State Arab American Association of Engineers and Architects (AAAEA) Scholarship. Ali received the scholarship during an AAAEA awards dinner in Fort Lee, N.J., on October 17.

Remembering The Past: Elizabeth Winter Memories

ELIZABETH-Here are some winter memories from William Frolich: “None of us have actual memories of the famous blizzard of 1888, but we have heard of it from our grandparents. We have heard that in the center of Elizabeth a train of the Central Railroad was stalled for two days at the Broad Street station, blocking the intersection that is now known as the Elizabeth Arches.