County Adds Computers To Deal With Increased Unemployment Demand

ELIZABETH—Union County residents seeking to file claims for unemployment insurance online can get help from the county’s One-Stop Career Centers. The One-Stops provide free public access to computers and many other forms of employment assistance. The county has posted a…

Investors Savings Bank Starts Construction On New Edison Branch

EDISON – Groundbreaking for Investors Savings Bank’s second branch in Edison marks an important step in the economic revitalization of the community’s historic Clara Barton District.   Located at the corner of Seventh Street and Amboy Avenue, construction on the…

City To Lose Two Catholic Grade Schools

ELIZABETH – The Newark Archdiocese announced plans last week to close two Catholic schools in Elizabeth and merge them with another school in the city. The move is necessary because of declining enrollments, according to a spokesman for Newark Archbishop…

Toys For Needy Girls And Boys

  Toys For Needy Girls And Boys—This holiday season, the Upper and Lower School students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison ‘adopted’ families through Plainfield Action Services, Joy of Giving and collected clothing and toys for those families. On Dec.…

Jail Guards Indicted For Assaulting Prisoner

ELIZABETH – Two Union County jail officers who allegedly assaulted a prisoner are now under indictment. Officer Alvin White, 34, is accused of punching Edwin Reyes and breaking the inmate’s jaw on July 15. Sgt. Eric Williams, 41, allegedly slapped…

State Official Encourages Winter Weather Preparedness

WEST TRENTON—Colonel Rick Fuentes, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police and director of the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, is encouraging all New Jersey residents to prepare for winter weather. As such, New Jerseyans are strongly encouraged to…

“Cadillac Records” – Spins a Moving Saga – 3 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic If the Oscar qualification read “Best Performed Classic Song” rather than “Best Original Song,” then Beyonce Knowles would be in line for an Academy Award. Playing Blues/Rock firebrand Etta James in Darnell Martin’s “Cadillac…

December Memories From Around The Area

By Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY-This is from material given to me for my column: On Dec. 15, 1978, Holy Spirit School held their Christmas Program. Here are the songs sang with teachers names: Grade 1- Melody of Christmas Songs-Poem,…

Sayreville & Edison Voters Split On School Bond Referenda

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Sayreville voters approved a $2.2 million bond referendum to complete renovations at Sayreville War Memorial High School last week, while Edison voters rejected a $57.8 million proposal that would have funded a new elementary school and renovations…