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…

Stern Recognized For Academic Achievement

CLARK – Senior Danielle Stern has been named Arthur L. Johnson High School’s student of the month for March. Ranked sixth in her class, Stern is a member of both the National Honor Society and the Spanish National Honor Society.…

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…

Budget Pain Continues To Grow For New Jersey Taxpayers

STATE – Residential property taxes topped $7,000 on average last year, according to figures released by the Department of Community Affairs last week. New Jersey’s property taxes have risen more than 50 percent since 2000. But the tax situation will…

Union Workers Protest Proposed Job Cuts At Merck

RAHWAY – Members of United Steelworkers Union Local 4-575 were joined by family members, retirees and members of other unions as they marched along East Scott Street in front of Merck & Co. offices on Monday afternoon to protest the…

Former Perth Amboy Mayor Dies

PERTH AMBOY – Former Perth Amboy Mayor and state Assemblyman George Otlowski died Monday at Raritan Bay Medical Center. He was 97. The lifelong Democrat presided over Perth Amboy from 1976 to 1990. Otlowski won his first elected office in…

Firefighters Plan Cancer Research Fundraiser

WOODBRIDGE—Woodbridge Township Firefighters Association IAFF Local 290 is planning a charity event this weekend in conjunction with St. Baldrick’s to raise money for childhood cancer research and show solidarity with young cancer patients. The firefighters got involved in this cause…

PAL Plans All-Star Basketball Event

LINDEN—On Friday, March 20, the Linden Police Athletic League will be holding an all-star event at Linden High School, located at 121 W. St. Georges Avenue. The Linden P.A.L. All Stars featuring “The Hoop Wizard” Jack Ryan and Linden P.A.L.…

War Of Words: Is Nature Still Relevant?

by Michele S. Byers, Executive Director of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation. It is a sad sign of how far we’ve become removed from the natural world that even our language is shifting away from biology and toward technology. The…