Distinguished Scholars

  Distinguished Scholars—Three seniors at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth were named “Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars” for 2009. Each of the three has exhibited both outstanding academic and leadership qualities during their years at the academy. Honored were Steffanye Barragan…

Perth Amboy Church Promotes Purity

PERTH AMBOY – Cathedral International, located in Perth Amboy, will hold a Celebration of Purity on Sunday, Feb. 8.  Each year the historic church offers the True Love Waits program in both its Perth Amboy and Asbury Park locations. True…

An Ancient Art Form

  An Ancient Art Form—Beginning on Feb. 2, students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison have been celebrating “World Languages Week” with unique activities which support an appreciation for diversity, global interconnection and cultures and traditions. On Monday, students focused…

Lesniak Private Education Bill Stalled

ELIZABETH—Legislation that would have diverted $360 million away from public schools has run into a brick wall in Trenton, says one of the lawmakers who crafted the bill. Sen. Raymond Lesniak, who sponsored the tuition tax credit bill to implement…

Scutari Wants Longer Terms, Fewer Elections

STATE – State Sen. Nicholas Scutari wants New Jersey lawmakers to have longer terms. The Union County Democrat proposed a measure calling for state senators to stand for election every five years. Currently, they are elected in a 10-year cycle…

New Providence Looks To Settle Some Scores

By Jim Whelan Tiger Woods coined the phrase, “If I am not getting better, than I’m getting worse.” New Providence head boys basketball coach Art Cattano can relate, having the same philosophical approach to his team and the game of…

EITC Could Be Financial Lifeline To Many New Jerseyans

MOUNTAINSIDE — The Internal Revenue Service and New Jersey community groups are promoting Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) awareness.  This tax credit could be a critical financial lifeline to many Americans this year. Last year in New Jersey, over 498,000…

Mailbox Fraud Still A Concern In Computer Age

ELIZABETH—With tax season approaching, Union County residents can expect a stream of official-looking envelopes in their mailboxes. Most contain authentic documents, but some “look-alike” mailings have been identified as a source of junk mail, scams, and serious fraud. “The public…