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Union County Crime Rate Climbs

UNION COUNTY – Crime in Union County climbed 10 percent last year, according to State Police statistics released last week by the Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow. Elizabeth, which is home to nearly a quarter of the county’s population, accounted…

Drug Ring Suspects Arrested; 2 Reputed Leaders Still At Large

UNION COUNTY – Two reputed high-ranking members of a drug distribution ring remained at large Monday after authorities arrested 15 people allegedly connected to the ring over the weekend, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow. Authorities arrested 15 people,…

Linden Business Sponsors Boxing Tournament

Linden Business Sponsors Boxing Tournament—Conoco Phillips Bayway Refinery has agreed to be the main corporate sponsor of the New Jersey State Finals of the Diamond Glove Boxing Tournament.  Tournament finals will be held at Linden High School on Friday, Nov.…

A Sticky Fundraiser

A Sticky Fundraiser—On Thursday, April 9, the Rahway High School Class of 2009 held a fundraiser to benefit upcoming senior activities by providing an opportunity for a sticky situation.  The fundraiser, led by Class of 2009 student officers with the…

State Takes Steps To Combat Swine Flu Threat

STATE—While New Jersey had no confirmed cases of the swine flu as of Tuesday morning, state health officials identified five probable cases in people who had recently traveled to Mexico or California. Officials declined to give details about the cases,…

Conference To Feature Noted Environmental Experts

RAHWAY—The Rahway River Association will hold its second annual conference, “State of Biodiversity upon an Urban Landscape” on Friday, May 8, at 8:30 a.m. at the Rahway Library, 2 City Hall Plaza.  The day-long conference is open to the public…

Softball Tournament Raises $12K For Children’s Miracle Network

ELIZABETH—The fifth annual Play Ball for Miracles went into full swing at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, in Warinanco Park, Elizabeth.   Play Ball for Miracles began in 2005, shortly after Patrick Macnab was diagnosed with a bleeding disorder…

Wonderful Ethnic Education Day

Wonderful Ethnic Education Day—On April 21, Madison Elementary School in Rahway celebrated W.E.E. Day, Wonderful Ethnic Education Day. Students transformed the school’s hallways into a showcase of world culture.  The school was opened to parents, grandparents, friends and our community…

AAA Reminds Parents To Keep Children Seated, Safe And Secure

SPRINGFIELD—AAA New Jersey reminds parents, grandparents and caregivers to keep children seated, safe and secure when riding in motor vehicles. “Studies show that more than 80 percent of children are improperly secured in motor vehicles,” says Michele Mount, director of…