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…

Cub Scouts Welcome All At Pancake Breakfast

CLARK—The Cub Scout Pack 145 family will be hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 17, from 8 a.m. through noon at the Brewer School cafeteria, 430 Westfield Avenue, Clark.  The menu will include pancakes, bacon, juice, coffee, and other…

Security Professional Offers Tips For Senior Safety

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, senior citizens usually experience lower rates of crime. But when seniors are victimized, there is a 92 percent chance the crime will occur in or near their homes. “As we age, our safety…

Liberty Hall Museum Hosts Events

UNION—Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will host several activities for children and visitors of all ages throughout January. The Let It Snow Arts and Craft Winter Workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. Children…

New Jersey Failing to Snuff Out Smokers’ Addiction

STATE—According to a new report, Helping Smokers Quit: State Cessation Coverage, released in November 2008 by the American Lung Association, just six states provide comprehensive cessation coverage for state employees and New Jersey is not one of them. The six…

“Doubt” – Casts Compelling Shadows – 3 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic  You know that boring couple you’ve been promising to double with, but keep putting off for fear of the dead air that might permeate the evening? Call them now. Suggest you see “Doubt.” The…

See “A Few Good Men” At UCPAC

RAHWAY—On Friday, Jan. 16, Alliance Repertory Theatre Company will open their stage production of Aaron Sorkin’s ‘A Few Good Men’ at the Union County Performing Arts Center.  The critically acclaimed play will run in Rahway through Saturday, Jan. 31.  Friday…

Cryan Abusing Government Staff For Partisan Purpose

by James J. Devine Assemblyman Joseph Cryan is apparently abusing his legislative office by having government staff perform work related to his capacity as state Democratic Party chairman, specifically to recruit personnel for some Monmouth County government jobs. According to…

Volunteers Help Empower Rape Victims

ELIZABETH—Michelle calls it the day that changed her life. Three years ago, the Summit resident saw a flyer at her local grocery store, asking for volunteers to serve at the Union County Rape Crisis Center. The idea struck a chord…