Lesniak: I wanted Lance to beat Stender

UNION COUNTY — A top Democratic Party power broker announced on the Senate Floor Monday that he believed Republican Leonard Lance was the best candidate for Congress in one of New Jersey’s most hotly contested battleground district. “I really want…

Applebee’s Offers Holiday Cheer For Underprivileged Kids

LINDEN – For the third consecutive year, Santa Claus found time in his busy holiday schedule to stop at Applebee’s Restaurant to have breakfast with underprivileged children. Approximately 65 children, ages 3 to 4 from The Leaguers, Inc. of Elizabeth…

Job Cuts Crashing Jersey Economy

ELIZABETH—Pike Machine Products In Elizabeth has announced it will lay off  71 workers by the end of January while Sears in Woodbridge advised 94 workers that they no longer have jobs, as soaring unemployment has its impact on the local…

High School Basketball Predictions

By Jim Whelan The 2008-2009 basketball season will tip off on Friday, Dec. 19.  Locally, the Union County heavyweights will square off against some of the state’s premiere teams in the Hoop Group Tip Off Classic.  This will be the…

Visit Of Olympic Proportions

  Visit Of Olympic Proportions—Neil Walker (Olympic gold medalist in medley relay in 2000 and 2004) is flanked by Katie Buchbinder of Scotch Plains and Stephanie Smyczek of Edison at the Breakout! Swim Clinic hosted by the Metuchen-Edison YMCA at…

Carols For Christmas

  Carols For Christmas—Saint John the Apostle School in Clark recently held its annual Christmas concert.   All students in the lower grades and the school choir performed under the direction of Tom Pedas, music teacher at the school. Highlights of…

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…