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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…

Surviving a Holiday Diet

by Dan Felix, CFT Holiday dieting. If there ever were contradictory terms, it would be those. How many times have clients come to me in January, full of guilt for celebrating their holiday season with food and friends. In this…

Remembering Sayreville’s Past

by Diane Norek Harrison SAYREVILLE-Did anyone read the May-Oct. 2008 issue of Weird N.J.? In this issue is a story titled “Tales of Fort Grumpy.” Fort Grumpy is the name of the borough’s recycling center located on Bordentown Avenue. It’s…

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Second Picnic a Success

CLARK – The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network held its second annual Picnic for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network on Oct. 5 at the Deutscher Club, raising over $9,000 toward pancreatic cancer research and education. Over 180 people joined the New…