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Second Place Finish

Second Place Finish – Linden’s 13-14 year old team won second place in the Tri-County League, made up of teams from Union, Essex and Middlesex counties. Pictured from left to right are Coach E. Mack, Alex Ciprian, Coach Dwayne Crespo,…

Early Perth Amboy History

By Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY-In honor of Perth Amboy’s 325th Anniversary here is some early history of the city. This column is from material given to me a while back by readers Rose (Tarloski) and Jerry Celecki: Perth Amboy…

New Jersey Prepares for Tropical Storm Hanna

TRENTON – The Corzine Administration in conjunction with The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) today issued a reminder that New Jersey residents and visitors should remain prepared for storm-related emergencies with the approach of Tropical Storm Hanna. NJOEM,…

Colonia Man Pleads “Not Guilty” In Cop’s Death

NEW BRUNSWICK—A 23-year-old Colonia man wept and pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter during his arraignment before a Superior Court judge last week. Sean McGuirk is charged in the death of Perth Amboy police officer Thomas Raji, who was fatally…

Carteret Council Expands Sewer Rebate Program

CARTERET—Mayor Dan Reiman joined with Public Works Commissioner Iris Colon last week to announce that the borough’s popular “Senior Sewer Rebate” program has been expanded to include veterans and disabled residents. Through the program, qualifying residents may apply for a…

State Offers Assistance To Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans

UNION COUNTY—Individual grants from $2,500 to $5,000, and grants to re-start businesses from $5,000 to $10,000, are available to help veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF/Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF).  The grants were established by Governor Jon Corzine in…

Woodbridge Announces “Live Where You Work Program”

WOODBRIDGE – Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac and Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) Executive Director Marge Della Vecchia joined Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) Commissioner Joseph Doria last week at 239 Wall Street, a 3-bedroom home in the Menlo Park…

Freeholders Honor Lifeguard Heroes

  Freeholders Honor Lifeguard Heroes—Union County Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada (right) and Freeholders Rick Proctor (second from left) and Bette Jane Kowalski (left) present resolutions to Union County lifeguards Kristi Janusz and Sebastian Vargas, both of Linden, for their…

Starting the School Year

  Starting the School Year—Freeholders Rick Proctor (left) and Chester Holmes present Paula Braxton with a resolution congratulating her on becoming the new principal of Rahway High School and on being the first African-American graduate of the school to return…

Polish Cultural Foundation Plans Harvest Festival

  CLARK—The Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark will present the annual Polish Harvest Festival on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. There will be plenty of Polish ethnic food available as well as cash bar. Music by D.J. Jaroslaw Kaczynski…