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Job Cuts Crashing Jersey Economy

ELIZABETH—Pike Machine Products In Elizabeth has announced it will lay off  71 workers by the end of January while Sears in Woodbridge advised 94 workers that they no longer have jobs, as soaring unemployment has its impact on the local…

High School Basketball Predictions

By Jim Whelan The 2008-2009 basketball season will tip off on Friday, Dec. 19.  Locally, the Union County heavyweights will square off against some of the state’s premiere teams in the Hoop Group Tip Off Classic.  This will be the…

Visit Of Olympic Proportions

  Visit Of Olympic Proportions—Neil Walker (Olympic gold medalist in medley relay in 2000 and 2004) is flanked by Katie Buchbinder of Scotch Plains and Stephanie Smyczek of Edison at the Breakout! Swim Clinic hosted by the Metuchen-Edison YMCA at…

Carols For Christmas

  Carols For Christmas—Saint John the Apostle School in Clark recently held its annual Christmas concert.   All students in the lower grades and the school choir performed under the direction of Tom Pedas, music teacher at the school. Highlights of…

City To Lose Two Catholic Grade Schools

ELIZABETH – The Newark Archdiocese announced plans last week to close two Catholic schools in Elizabeth and merge them with another school in the city. The move is necessary because of declining enrollments, according to a spokesman for Newark Archbishop…

Toys For Needy Girls And Boys

  Toys For Needy Girls And Boys—This holiday season, the Upper and Lower School students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison ‘adopted’ families through Plainfield Action Services, Joy of Giving and collected clothing and toys for those families. On Dec.…