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School Board Candidates File Petitions

STATE – Candidates have filed petitions to run for seats on area school boards. Though the original deadline was Monday afternoon, Gov. Jon Corzine extended it until 4 p.m. Wednesday because a snowstorm Monday caused most school districts to shut…

Woodbridge Council President Switches Parties

WOODBRIDGE—Township Council President Robert Luban announced Tuesday, March 3, that he has changed his party affiliation to Republican. “There are major disagreements concerning political philosophy between myself and the Woodbridge Democratic Party leadership,” the former Democrat said. Luban added that…

Lady Owls Win Regional Title

CRANFORD – On Sunday, March 1, the Union County College Lady Owls Basketball Team secured the Region XIX championship title, with a win over Delaware Tech by a score of 64-56 at the County College of Morris. Delaware Tech started…

Tax tip of the Day: Visit IRS.gov Web site

 Gregg Semanick-New Jersey’s IRS Spokesperson IRS.gov provides a wealth of information.  You can access tax forms and publications; learn about electronic filing; check the status of your refund; calculate the amount of withholding on your W-4; and, request an online…

Fifth Grader Saves Cousin’s Life

RAHWAY – Last week, a Rahway fifth grader saved her cousin’s life by calling 9-1-1. Brooklyn Williams, a student at Madison Elementary School in Rahway, went to wake up her six-month-old cousin Mark Anthony Little, she noticed that he was…