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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…

Rahway YMCA Offers Free Memberships To 7th Graders

RAHWAY—Most children begin to formulate habits that continue into adulthood in the seventh grade.  In an effort to promote life-long wellness practices, the YMCA of Eastern Union County, Rahway Branch is offering all Rahway, Carteret and Linden seventh grade students…

Remembering the Past: Raritan Township Schools

By Diane Norek Harrison EDISON-This is from my own material dated 1882 when Edison Township was known as Raritan Township: Although the allotment of a portion of the common lands for the benefit of schools is evidence of the interest…

Lautenberg: “Duty” To Party?

STATE – New Jersey Republicans found little humor in a comment Sen. Frank Lautenberg apparently intended as a joke while being interviewed at the Democratic National Convention this week. During an ABC World News segment about parties hosted by lobbyists,…

City Mourns Fallen Police Officer

PERTH AMBOY – The city mourned a fallen police officer Monday. Officer Thomas Raji was killed in an early Friday morning car accident while he was transporting a prisoner. Raji’s body was carried to Holy Spirit Church on a horse-drawn…

AAA Urges Motorists To Drive Carefully As Kids Head Back To School

STATE—As the end of summer rapidly approaches and millions of children are preparing to return to school next week, the AAA New Jersey Automobile Club is urging motorists stay alert and drive carefully in neighborhoods and school zones, through its…

Edison Switches School Bond Referendum Date

EDISON – After drawing extensive criticism from the township’s Jewish community, Edison school board officials agreed to change the date of next month’s school bond referendum to Dec. 9. The election was originally scheduled to fall on Rosh Hashanah, one…