Smith Strikes Back

ROSELLE — Mayor Garrett Smith, facing a strong challenge from former Councilman Joseph O’Halloran, is defending his record and questioning the qualification of his opponent.

Raising Taxes & Requesting Votes

LINDEN — Two council members who are being challenged for re-election voted to raise taxes by about $100 in a preliminary budget but some political insiders say homeowners should prepare for worse news after the June 7 primary election.

History Comes Alive At Proprietary House

PERTH AMBOY — A dramatic recreation of the arrest of Royal Governor William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin, will be held on Sunday, June 5, at 2 p.m. at the Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Avenue, Perth Amboy. Governor Franklin will be portrayed by Perth Amboy’s own Kurt Epps.

Raritan River Documentary Premieres At Metuchen Theater

METUCHEN – The environmental nonprofit Edison Wetlands Association, Rutgers University, Wild New Jersey and Bayshore Recycling will host the premiere screening of NJN’s hour-long documentary, “Rescuing a River: The Raritan” on Tuesday, June 14, at 6:45 p.m. at the Metuchen Forum Theater, located at 314 Main Street.