Changes To NJ STARS Will Affect 2009 High School Graduates

TRENTON—Recently, Gov. Jon Corzine and the New Jersey State Legislature revised the New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Rewards Scholarship (NJ STARS) and NJ STARS II scholarship programs to ensure their long-term viability. Students graduating high school in 2009 in the…

Bell Is Setting The UCC Lady Owls’ Sights High

By Jim Whelan Legendary coach Bob Hurley of St. Anthony’s in Jersey City is often asked why he does not move up to the college ranks.  He always replies, “I am a high school coach.”  Union County College women’s basketball…

Fundraiser To Help Sick Clark Boy

CLARK – P.B.A. Local #125 and American Legion Post #328 will host a benefit for 4-year-old Clark resident Jason Greenbush on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Arthur L. Johnson High School on Westfield Avenue. Greenbush…

Giving Back To The Community

  Giving Back To The Community—Waliyy Dixon, a 1992 Linden High School All State Basketball honoree and a Street and Smith Magazine All American H.S. Basketball Player, came home to Linden on Jan. 3, to sponsor a free basketball skills…

‘Bravo’ To Monmouth CountyDemocrats

by James J. Devine Last week, I reported that Assemblyman Joseph Cryan is abusing his legislative office by having government staff perform work related to his capacity as state Democratic Party chairman. Freeholder John D’Amico Jr. said communication with the…

One In Six New Jersey Adults Can’t Read This Story

STATE – A recently released federal study estimates that 32 million adults in the United States – about one in seven – lack basic literacy skills. They would find it challenging to read this newspaper article or figure out a…

Hotline Available For Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

TRENTON–Residents facing foreclosure can visit http://www.nj.gov/foreclosuremediation/ for more information and call a hotline at 1-888-989-5277. The hotline is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The program is a partnership of the Judiciary, the Office of the…

Elizabeth Native Interviews For NFL Coach’s Job

DENVER, Colo. – Elizabeth native Todd Bowles became the seventh candidate to interview for the Denver Broncos’ vacant head coach position. The NFL team fired coach Mike Shanahan two days after their 8-8 season concluded.

How To Choose The Best Bank For You

STATE—When opening a checking or savings account, security and convenience top the list of must-haves. But how do you know which bank, savings and loan or other choice is the right one for you? According to the New Jersey Society…