Pinewood Derby To Be Held At Mall

 ELIZABETH–The annual Pinewood Derby Championship of the Boy Scouts of America Patriots’ Path Council, Munsee District will be held on Saturday, April 4, at Jersey Garden Mall in the center courtyard lower level.  Sign-in / Weigh-in starts at 9:30 a.m.…

Author Of New “Titanic” Novel To Appear At College

EDISON—On April 15, the 97th anniversary of the sinking of the ship Titanic, Middlesex County College will present the author of the new historical fiction novel, Titanic: The Untold Story.   What separates this novel from all other Titanic literature…

Don’t Be An April Fool When It Comes To Your Economic Recovery Payment

By Ellen Zwierzynski, Social Security District Manager in Elizabeth  No one likes being the target of an April fool’s prank.  If you’re receiving Social Security or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits, don’t let anyone fool you regarding your special one-time…

Organ Transplant Crisis: A New Approach

April is National Donate Life Month, and 100,000 people in the U.S. are racing the clock for their survival. They need an organ transplant, and over half of these individuals will die before getting their life-saving operation. The issue is…

Another Vas Collaborator Guilty

Plea shows taint infects school system PERTH AMBOY—Ana Pestrana, a part-time assistant recreation supervisor who is employed full-time by the city’s school district, became the second municipal employee to plead guilty to charges of using city funds to purchase items…

Couples With Disabilities Prove Love Enables

UNION COUNTY—Valentine’s Day came a little bit late for 22 couples this year as they celebrated their relationships at the annual Community Access Unlimited (CAU) Couples Night dinner held March 6 at Suburban Country Club in Union. Each year CAU…

After School Program Offers Additional Learning Opportunities For Carteret Kids

By Vanessa Mironov CARTERET—During times of belt-tightening budgets among many school districts, the students of Carteret Middle School are fortunate to be offered an extraordinary after-school program free of charge.   Now in its second year at the middle school,…

Kumpf Middle School Helps People in Need

CLARK—Students at Carl H. Kumpf love competition, so they were up for the challenge to see which homeroom could bring in the most non-perishable items for a charity in Elizabeth. Their added incentive was a pizza party that the Clark…

Insurance Coverage You Shouldn’t Do Without

By Jason Alderman Some people looking to reduce expenses drop or trim their insurance coverage, gambling that they won’t become sick, have a car accident or suffer a fire or other catastrophe. Unless you’ve got unlimited savings, however, forgoing adequate…