Seeing The Results Of Reinvestment

By Assemblyman Joseph Vas As President Barack Obama completes his first 100 days in office, we are beginning to see the fruits of his labor. His crowning achievement is the passage of the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act…

Elizabeth Memories

By Diane Norek Harrison ELIZABETH-Here are some memories from former Elizabeth resident Roger Stryeski: “Attached are some of my memories of Elizabeth in the 1970s.  Most are concerning food and where to get it. I came to Elizabeth and St.…

Pomp & Pageantry

Pomp & Pageantry—Newark Bears announcer Spencer Ross (left), General Colin Powell (center) and Newark Bears President/CEO Jim Wankmiller stand in awe of Patti LaBelle’s extraordinary talent as she sings the national anthem on the opening day of the Newark Bears…

Five Confirmed Cases Of Swine Flu In New Jersey

TRENTON –Five New Jersey residents have confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza, which has been commonly referred to as ‘swine flu,’ according to test results from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All five individuals were listed as…

New Jersey Air Quality Gets Failing Grade

STATE –   Over 8.5 million New Jerseyans – everyone except residents of Cape May County – live in metropolitan areas that received failing grades in the American Lung Association’s tenth annual State of the Air report, released Tuesday.  …

NJ Transit Riders Won’t Face Fare Increase This Year

TRENTON—New Jersey Transit riders won’t face a fare increase this year, despite a cutback in state operating support for the agency, Executive Director Richard Sarles said Tuesday. The agency will balance its budget by cutting administrative expenses by $22.5 million…

Woodbridge Walks To Defeat ALS Sunday

 WOODBRIDGE—The ALS Association Greater New York Chapter will host the Walk to Defeat ALS fund raiser in Woodbridge on Sunday, May 3, starting at 11 a.m. at Alvin P. Williams Memorial Park (Sewaren Peninsula off Cliff Road). The walk is…