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Presidential Candidate Visits Rahway

  RAHWAY—Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr spoke to a nationwide network of fundraising events via an Internet broadcast late last month, from Luciano’s Restaurant in Rahway at about the same time Sen. Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination in…

Former GM Plant Demolished To Make Way For New Development

LINDEN – Demolition crews have finished clearing the site of the former General Motors assembly plant, making way for a new industrial and retail park that city leaders hope will play a key role in Linden’s renaissance. At one time,…

Sixth Annual Clark Township Reservoir Clean-up Planned

CLARK—The Clark Township Reservoir Clean-up Committee will hold its sixth annual reservoir clean up on Saturday, Sept. 27. This year the focus will be on the trails and the banks of the Clark Reservoir. Interested volunteers should meet at the…

New Jersey Among America’s “Most Stressed” States

STATE—Residents of New Jersey may be some of the most stressed-out people in America, new research from the University of Cambridge (UK) suggests. The findings appear in a new study which reveals how the personalities of people in the USA…

Senior Olympics Set To Open Saturday

WOODBRIDGE—Mayor John E. McCormac, along with representatives from the New Jersey Senior Olympic Committee, Senior Olympians and gold medalists, competing senior athletes, and world-class Olympic competitors and sport champions, will open the 2008 New Jersey Senior Olympic Games at 10…

YMCA Announces Program To Fight Childhood Obesity

PERTH AMBOY—The Raritan Bay Area YMCA will offer a new after-school program, Healthy U, to children in local YMCA after-school sites in Perth Amboy to help fight childhood obesity. The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey’s Healthy U program is a…

Union Catholic High School Opens It Doors To Many New Improvements

SCOTCH PLAINS—Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains opened it doors to the 2008-2009 academic year the week of Sept. 1, welcoming over 800 students. Students, faculty and staff were greeted by the many new and exciting building enhancements and…

First Thursdays Fun

  First Thursdays Fun—Con Los Campesinos, a music group from Perth Amboy, New Jersey performed in front of The Arts Guild of Rahway on Irving Street earlier this month as part of Rahway’s First Thursdays event. Spectators enjoyed Spanish Caribbean…

Starting the School Year

  Starting the School Year—Saint John the Apostle School, in Clark, welcomed the arrival of the new Pre-K class for the 2008-2009 school year this week.  For four year olds, the school offers the option of a five-day morning program…