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New Leader Hopes To Unify Linden Democrats

LINDEN – Former Councilman Charles Crane narrowly won election as Linden’s Democratic Party chairman last week. He defeated councilmen Derek Armstead and Eugene Davis, who also sought the post which became vacant when Edward Kologi stepped down in June.

Woodbridge Continues Quality Of Life Violations Crackdown

WOODBRIDGE – Woodbridge Township Mayor John E. McCormac announced last week that the ongoing township-wide Code Enforcement Task Force and Inspection Program targeting property maintenance, trash & debris and non-conforming and/or illegal housing has resulted in the issuance of more…

Hospital Foundation Announces Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon

RAHWAY—“RWJUH Rahway Foundation’s Fashion Show Committee is busy planning its 19th annual event” said Peggy Ann Nicora, Fashion Show Committee chairman, adding that the committee invites community members to join with them, board members, physicians and hospital staff on Saturday,…

Clark Synagogue Program Promotes Healthy Living

CLARK—Temple Beth Or, Beth Torah has announced a new outdoor program of fitness and health, which draws on modern day nutritional guidelines and spiritual and historic precedents. According to Cantor Steven Stern, who helped organize the group’s kick-off event on…

Vas Pay-To-Play Reform May Be Repealed

PERTH AMBOY – City council members are considering taking steps to introduce three new pay-to-play ordinances to replace the pay-to-play and ethics reform package approved in the final days of Mayor Joseph Vas’ administration. According to Council President Peter Jimenez,…

Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars—The Linden Recreation Department held a playgrounds three-point shooting contest on July 7. Pictured left to right are winners Mark Radil, Amanda Williams, Shannon Murphy and Mergim Gjyrigi

Public Input Sought on Plans To Lessen Damage From Natural or Manmade Disasters

MIDDLESEX COUNTY—The Middlesex County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will bold a public meeting to discuss plans the office is developing to help reduce the impact of any future natural or manmade disasters, such as flooding, high winds, dam failure…

Perth Amboy Residents Face Tax Increase

PERTH AMBOY – The city is looking at a potential $10 million increase in the municipal tax levy for the 2009 fiscal year budget, Business Administrator Gergory Fehrenbach announced at last week’s City Council meeting. The increase represents a 23…