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First Thursdays Fun

  First Thursdays Fun—Con Los Campesinos, a music group from Perth Amboy, New Jersey performed in front of The Arts Guild of Rahway on Irving Street earlier this month as part of Rahway’s First Thursdays event. Spectators enjoyed Spanish Caribbean…

Starting the School Year

  Starting the School Year—Saint John the Apostle School, in Clark, welcomed the arrival of the new Pre-K class for the 2008-2009 school year this week.  For four year olds, the school offers the option of a five-day morning program…

Second Place Finish

Second Place Finish – Linden’s 13-14 year old team won second place in the Tri-County League, made up of teams from Union, Essex and Middlesex counties. Pictured from left to right are Coach E. Mack, Alex Ciprian, Coach Dwayne Crespo,…

Early Perth Amboy History

By Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY-In honor of Perth Amboy’s 325th Anniversary here is some early history of the city. This column is from material given to me a while back by readers Rose (Tarloski) and Jerry Celecki: Perth Amboy…

New Jersey Prepares for Tropical Storm Hanna

TRENTON – The Corzine Administration in conjunction with The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) today issued a reminder that New Jersey residents and visitors should remain prepared for storm-related emergencies with the approach of Tropical Storm Hanna. NJOEM,…

Carteret Council Expands Sewer Rebate Program

CARTERET—Mayor Dan Reiman joined with Public Works Commissioner Iris Colon last week to announce that the borough’s popular “Senior Sewer Rebate” program has been expanded to include veterans and disabled residents. Through the program, qualifying residents may apply for a…

Freeholders Honor Lifeguard Heroes

  Freeholders Honor Lifeguard Heroes—Union County Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada (right) and Freeholders Rick Proctor (second from left) and Bette Jane Kowalski (left) present resolutions to Union County lifeguards Kristi Janusz and Sebastian Vargas, both of Linden, for their…