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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.…

Quijano Wins Special Election

UNION COUNTY –Annette Quijano easily won a special election to fill the remainder of the term of former Assemblyman Neil Cohen, a Democrat who resigned in July. Quijano, an Elizabeth Democrat, defeated Republican Linda Gaglione, who is president of the…

Woodbridge School Achieves National Recognition

WOODBRIDGE—Kennedy Park School #24 in the Iselin section of Woodbridge Township has been named a 2008 “No Child Left Behind ~ Blue Ribbon School,” a national award that recognizes schools, teachers and students that have achieved academic superiority and success.…

Walking to Help the Homeless

Walking to Help the Homeless—About 70 people walked the Middlesex County College campus Sunday, Oct. 19, as a fundraiser for MIPH (Making It Possible to end Homelessness), a grassroots Middlesex County organization. MIPH, which serves the homeless through three Middlesex…

Union County “Women Of Excellence” Sought For 2009 Awards

ELIZABETH—Nominations are now being accepted for the 17th annual “Women of Excellence” awards program sponsored by the Union County Commission on the Status of Women and the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The commission is looking for outstanding nominees…