Award-Winning Artist

Athena Gerasoulis of Edison, a fourth grader at the Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, captured first place in the nationwide 2009 Creative Student Art Contest for her “vivid color usage and imaginative interpretation of the theme, ‘Outside World.’” She received a…

Stender will not return to the Assembly

Several sources are saying Assemblywoman Linda Stender will not be a candidate for re-election to the Assembly in the 22nd Legislative District, a move that has riled the two Republican candidates, former Scotch Plains Mayor Martin Marks and William ‘Bo’…

Fugitive Murder Suspect Arrested In Clark

CLARK – Police arrested a fugitive on a 15-year-old Florida murder warrant yesterday during a routine motor vehicle stop. At 3:11 p.m. Clark Police Officer Antonio Manata stopped Mark Haye of Irvington for speeding on Ross Street in Clark.  Haye…

H1N1 Flu Cases Confirmed In Middlesex County

MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Three cases of H1N1 flu have been confirmed in Middlesex County, according to the Middlesex County Public Health Department. Two of the cases, one from Highland Park and one from Edison, are from an influenza cluster in students from…

Christie Named In Federal Lawsuit

Christopher Christie has been named in a federal tort claims lawsuit notice that asserts the GOP gubernatorial candidate “utilized his office as a collection agency for his relatives and extorted money from the claimant for the benefit of his family in violation of the Hobbs Act.”

Carteret Council Cuts School Budget

The Borough Council ordered a $1.65 million reduction in the rejected 2009-2010 school budget last week. The council’s plan would save the average taxpayer nearly $200 from the school board’s proposed budget and $115 from what they paid this year, Mayor Daniel Reiman said.