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Crabiel Touts County Services, Points To Fiscal Prudence In Annual Speech

MIDDLESEX COUNTY—In 2008, Middlesex County enhanced its outstanding portfolio of programs and services while tightening its belt to meet the economic challenges facing the nation, said Freeholder Director David R. Crabiel in his 2008 State of the County Address on…

Presidential Candidate To Meet New Jersey Voters

RAHWAY—Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party candidate for president, will travel to Rahway on Sept. 26 to meet with voters face-to-face.  Baldwin’s free meet-and-greet event will be held at the Fireside Restaurant, 455 St. Georges Avenue, from 7-10 p.m. Fresh off…

Hanratty Works To Build Football Tradition

By Jim Whelan Governor Livingston coach Terry Hanratty is working to build a football tradition at the Union County school.  A proven winner, Hanratty knows what it takes. The 2008 campaign brings a lot of question marks and some uncertainty,…

Woodbridge Captures State Recognition As “New Jersey Healthy Town”

By Mayor John McCormac I am proud to report that Woodbridge has received a prestigious, statewide honor from the New Jersey League of Municipalities and the statewide Mayors’ Wellness Committee as a “New Jersey Healthy Town.”  The award – we…

Attorney General: No Plea Bargains For Teen Drivers

  Attorney General Anne Millgram   TRENTON – Attorney General Anne Milgram directed municipal prosecutors not to offer or accept plea bargains to teen drivers with Graduated Drivers’ Licenses for motor vehicle violations that carry points. The directive is aimed at…

Construction Under Way On New Linden Library

 LINDEN – The Union County Improvement Authority broke ground yesterday on a significant new addition to Union County’s information infrastructure, the new Linden Library on East Henry Street.  The $7.6 million project was financed through the Improvement Authority.    “On…

Elizabeth School No. 21 Earns National Blue Ribbon

ELIZABETH—School No. 21 of Elizabeth has been named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, one of only nine schools in New Jersey to win the award this year.  The Blue Ribbon Award means that School…

Carteret Moves Forward With Health & Wellness Center

CARTERET—The borough moved forward with the Carteret Health and Wellness Center project earlier this week. Mayor Dan Reiman and the Borough Council welcomed Greg Matzel from Cooke Avenue Developers, L.L.C., Middlesex Freeholder Ron Rios, and borough residents for a ceremony…

Remembering the Past: A Mixture Of Facts From Past South Amboy

by Diane Norek Harrison SOUTH AMBOY—Here is another “cleaning out my folders” column from my own research: The Long Ferry at the foot of High Street in Perth Amboy that went from South Amboy to Perth Amboy started in 1684.…