Opinion

April Is “Youth Month” In Woodbridge

 Recreational Activities, Health & Fitness Programs, And Educational Events Showcase Youth Month  By Mayor John McCormac Just like kids growing out of their wardrobe, the 2009 Woodbridge Township Youth Month celebration has expanded with more exciting events and programs for…

Bringing Home Help For Seniors

By John S. Wisniewski It’s not easy being a homeowner these days. The economic crisis is hitting everyone hard. Rising property taxes, home maintenance fees and the ever skyrocketing cost of living are putting many New Jersey families at financial…

Where’s The Help For New Jersey Small Businesses?

By Laurie Ehlbeck The financial crisis that began on Wall Street and spread to Detroit and corporate America has officially found its way to Main Street. The tsunami battering our economy has now breached the largest and most important segment…

The Latino Leadership Alliance Of New Jersey Has Got To Change Its Name

By James J. Devine When one of a handful of Hispanic state lawmakers announced he would not seek re-election, the leader of the Middlesex County Democratic Party reportedly said, “nobody from the Latino community has shown an interest in that…

League Of Women Voters Pays Tribute During Women’s History Month

During March, Women’s History Month, the League of Women Voters of the Union Area is paying tribute to the achievements of women past and present in the communities where our members live—Union, Cranford, Linden and surrounding towns. We are proud…

Economic Challenges Have More Families And Businesses Turning To Libraries For Help

By Norma E. Blake During the past year, over 100,000 New Jersey residents lost their jobs, adding their names to a list that was already well over 200,000. Many families in our state are facing economic challenges, some for the…

THE UN-COMFORT ZONE with Robert Wilson

Defeating the De-Motivator The sweet strains of a Puccini aria cut through the Saturday night clatter of the busy Italian restaurant in New York City, but it wasn’t coming from the aging voice of the Sicilian baritone who was hired to belt out…

Answering The Call For Help

by Assemblyman Joseph Vas In my years of public service, one thing always remains the same: When times are good, the public generally asks government to limit its influence, but when rough economic times hit the public often turns to…

Why Joe DiMaggio Will Remain Immortal

By Michael P. Riccards The change of seasons, especially in the East, brings bucolic dreams of springtime and its sister, baseball. For many the game recaptures a pastoral past, the remembrance of childhood aimlessly spent, rather than the problems of…