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Lautenberg Tops Andrews

STATE – Four-term Sen. Frank Lautenberg easily defeated Rep. Rob Andrews to win the Democratic Party nomination to run for one of the state’s seats in the U.S. Senate. Lautenberg will face former Republican Congressman Dick Zimmer in the November…

County Budget Calls For Tax Increase

UNION COUNTY – The Freeholder Board introduced a $437.7 million budget last week which calls for an average $68 increase per household in county taxes. Mandated costs, such as salaries, health insurance and pensions had largely contributed to a $26…

Elizabeth Voters Re-Elect Incumbents

ELIZABETH – Four-term Mayor Chris Bollwage easily defeated political newcomer Edward Bryant Koon in Elizabeth’s Democratic primary. Bollwage won by more than 3,000 votes, 4,896 to 1,815 according to unofficial totals. Koon, a senior officer at the Union County Juvenile…

Linden Workers Walk To Save Lives

LINDEN—On May 17, Infineum USA L.P. employees, family members and Linden neighbors walked to save lives at the 2008 American Heart Walk. Infineum employees joined other walkers from the area to raise funds which will help support American Heart Association’s…

Rahway Hosts Special Olympic Day

RAHWAY—It may not have been in downtown Beijing, but on Friday, May 16, downtown Rahway was its own Olympic Village. The Rahway Recreation Center hosted the sixth annual Olympic Day for Special Needs Children. Over 70 athletes from Rahway’s elementary…

Kudos To Clark Squad

Kudos To Clark Squad—Recently, the Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad was recognized by NJ Blood Services (NJBS) for its exceptional dedication to saving lives. By hosting blood drives over the past 25 years, the squad is responsible for collecting over 4,200…