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Traffic Changes On Route 1 In Edison And Woodbridge

STATE—The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced upcoming traffic pattern changes on Route 1 as part of a $56.8 million project to widen Route 1 from north of Route 287 to south of the Garden State Parkway in…

Corzine Ratings Drift Sideways; Views of State Drift Down

STATE—Two-thirds of New Jersey voters say their state is on the wrong track, but they split on their assessment of Gov. Jon Corzine. According to the most recent poll by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind, just 23% of registered voters say…

Sarica Ranked Among Nation’s Best

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The NCAA released its first weekly Division III women’s soccer national statistical report for the 2008 season on Sept. 10, and New Jersey City University freshman forward Nicole Sarica is among the top players in assists per game and…

Colonia Middle School Embarks On Holocaust Remembrance Project

COLONIA—Ever since Cheryl Coen, a geography teacher at Colonia Middle School, saw the “Paper Clips Project” honoring Holocaust victims, she wanted to try her own project that would be just as effective in illustrating to her students what six to…

County Details Plans For Reconstruction Of Contaminated Carteret Park

MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Middlesex County and Carteret officials announced the county’s plans for the remediation and reconstruction of Joseph Medwick Park, now that the county has completed its environmental studies on the 83-acre park. “It is a project, that once complete, will…

Season’s First Human Cases Of West Nile Reported

STATE—The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services today reported this season’s first human cases of West Nile virus (WNV) infection in a 65-year-old Middlesex County man and 73-year-old Burlington County man. Both men experienced fever, headache and altered…

Sayreville Man Admits Running Steroid Manufacturing Operation Out of Home

NEWARK – A Sayreville man pleaded guilty Tuesday to operating a steroid manufacturing operation out of his home, and to the illegal possession of two firearms, U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie announced. Alfred Scarpa, 35, pleaded guilty before U.S. District…

Sedaka Celebrates 50 Years Of Music With Rahway Performance

RAHWAY – Legendary musician Neil Sedaka will perform at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway at 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26. Ticket prices range from $57-$87. With a career spanning six decades, a rare feat in the…

Memories Of 1920s Woodbridge

by Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE-This is from some of my own material dated 1920: The beautiful High School on Barron avenue was built in 1911. There are, in addition, seven excellent public schools, located as follows: No. 1, Central Avenue,…

Buono Wants To Stop Kids From Getting High On Cough Medicine

EDISON – At a news conference at Edison High School last week, State Senator Barbara Buono unveiled legislation she is sponsoring with Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr., to stop children from purchasing some cough and cold remedies. The bill…