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Local Leaders Offer An Approach To The Foreclosure Crisis

PERTH AMBOY – On Thursday, Nov. 6, Assemblyman Joseph Vas, Faith Fellowship and the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development (PRAHD) announced a partnership for foreclosure prevention and asset preservation counseling in the 19th Legislative District. The parties signed a…

Young Man Goes The "Extra Mile" To Return Lost Wallet

Recently I attended an early evening meeting in downtown Perth Amboy where I unknowingly dropped my wallet. Semmon Rodriguez brought new meaning to the term Good Samaritan when he found it, and returned it to me at my house. The…

Rahway Students Learn About Fire Safety

Rahway Students Learn About Fire Safety—The Rahway Fire Department recently visited the five kindergarten classes at Franklin School in Rahway. After watching a video presented by Sparky the Fire Dog on fire safety, the kindergartners went outside to get a…

Sayreville Native Stars In Hallmark Channel Film

SAYREVILLE—Sayreville native Greg Evigan, well known for his starring roles on “My Two Dads” and “BJ and the Bear,” has his next starring role in the Nov. 8 Hallmark Channel original movie “Mail Order Bride.” The movie features “Melrose Place”…

Democrats Post Strong Showing In Union County Races

UNION COUNTY – In most parts of Union County, local Democrats were able to take advantage of President-elect Barack Obama’s momentum to win easy victories. Rahway Democrats swept all six city council seats on the ballot Tuesday, giving the party…

Middlesex Democrats Carry Election Night

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Democrats carried the night on Election Day in Middlesex County. Freeholder Director David B Crabiel of Milltown led his party’s ticket to victory in the freeholder races. The Democrats easily defeated their GOP challengers. Millie Scott, a…

Lautenberg Wins Record Fifth Term

STATE – U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg easily won re-election for a record fifth term last week. The Democrat won 55 percent of the vote to Republican Dick Zimmer’s 43 percent. “Tonight is not simply a victory for me, it’s a…

Dems Pick Up One House Seat, But Lance Beats Stender

STATE—New Jersey Democrats gained a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Election Day, but Republican state Sen. Leonard Lance defeated Democrat Linda Stender to hold on to the seat being vacated by Rep. Mike Ferguson for the G.O.P.…