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Hospital Honors Roselle Firefighters

LIVINGSTON—Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation presented 15 New Jersey firefighters with the prestigious Valor Award and honored more than 70 additional firefighters during the 21st Annual Valor Awards Dinner held on Oct. 16 at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston. The Valor…

Franklin School Students Give2TheTroops

Franklin School Students Give2TheTroops—Students at Franklin School in Rahway held a school-wide community service project where students brought in items for individuals serving in the armed forces. The school donated items through an organization called Give2TheTroops, a nationwide charitable organization…

County Offers Services For Job Seekers

ELIZABETH—The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that information on job training and other forms of assistance is available to county residents seeking employment, through the Union County Department of Human Services One-Stop Career Centers. “Union County has been…

Book Fair Promotes Reading

Book Fair Promotes Reading—Jaelen Okantey, 8, and Jelani Okantey, 10, enjoy reading together at the L.V. Moore Book Fair, which was held in early October. The Roselle school organized the event to promote the value of literacy and recreational reading.

Obama Makes History

Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) will become the first African-American President in United States history. Obama won the popular vote by more than seven million over Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona). Obama won 349 electoral votes to McCain’s 147. Obama carried New…

N.J. Dems Gain One In House, But Lance Wins In District 7

STATE – New Jersey Democrats gained a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, but Republican state Sen. Leonard Lance defeated Democrat Linda Stender to hold on to Rep. Mike Ferguson’s seat for the G.O.P. State Sen. John…

Quijano wins special election

STATE — Democratic Assemblywoman Annette Quijano won a special election for the remainder of former Assemblyman Neil Cohen’s unexpired term representing District 20 in the New Jersey state legislature. She defeated Republican challenger Linda Gaglione 33,677 votes to 13,635.

Bonaccorso Wins Third Term In Clark

CLARK — Republican Mayor Sal Bonaccorso defeated Democratic challenger Gary Slowdowski 4,311 votes to 2,907 to win a third term as Clark’s chief executive. Republican council memebers Alvin Barr, Sheila Whiting and Angel Albanese also won re-election, defeating Democratic challengers…