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School Elections Today

STATE – On Tuesday, more than 550 of the state’s 603 school districts will hold elections where voters express approval or dissent on proposed budgets for the 2009-10 school year and fill about 1,500 school board seats, according to the…

Track Stars Earn Scholarship

Track Stars Earn Scholarships—Rahway High School senior track stars Pierre Darisme and Ricky Draughn earned full athletic scholarships to attend college. Darisme will go to Southwest Mississippi College, while Draughn will attend Neosho College in Kansas. Pictured above are Ricky…

Running For A Cause

Running For A Cause—The First Annual Plainfield Habitat for Humanity 5K Run, which was held on Sunday, April 5, in Plainfield, included participants from The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison: Janissa Delzo of Middlesex, Arturo Martinez of North Plainfield, Devi Mody…

Low-Interest Loan Program Continues Revitalization Of Edison Neighborhood

EDISON—Mayor Jun Choi, along with Provident Bank President Chris Martin, unveiled a low-interest loan program that will enable residents in the Clara Barton area to make major improvements to their homes. “Programs like this one will create local jobs and…

Elizabeth Teen To Participate In Douglass Science Institute Program

SCOTCH PLAINS – Alyssa Kennedy, an eighth grader at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, is one of 50 students from across the state of New Jersey to have been selected to participate in the 2009 Douglass Science Institute Program Series,…

May Is Senior Month In Woodbridge

By Mayor John E. McCormac May is Senior Month in Woodbridge Township. Senior Month allows us the opportunity to recognize and challenge senior residents and to provide services and activities that stimulate, educate, and encourage an active and challenging lifestyle.…

IRS Warns Against Tax Scams

“Tax Scams are prevalent this time of year since we are in the midst of the tax filing season.  The IRS reminds the public that scammers just don’t go away after April 15.  Tax related scams are still prevalent throughout…

Join Arbor Day Foundation & Receive 10 Free Shade Trees

STATE—To help commemorate National Arbor Day, everyone who joins the Arbor Day Foundation during the month of April will receive 10 free shade trees. National Arbor Day and New Jersey’s Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April,…

New Jersey Residents Favor Legalized Sports Betting

STATE—Sports betting is illegal in New Jersey, but many voters favor changing that.  According to the latest results from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, 63 percent of voters say they would favor making sports-betting legal in New Jersey at Atlantic City…

YMCA Invites Families To Participate In Healthy Kids Day

UNION COUNTY – On Saturday, April 18, the YMCA of Eastern Union County invites the community to participate in YMCA Healthy Kids® Day, the nation’s largest health day for children and families.  Healthy Kids Day includes fun, engaging and creative…