Memories Of Woodbridge And Perth Amboy

by Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE/PERTH AMBOY—I received these memories in an email from former area resident Tom Saboy: “Dear Ms. Harrison, I was born in Hopelawn in 1935. I attended Hopelawn # 10 school from 1940 to 1948 and Woodbridge…

Tax Tip Of The Day: Recovery Rebate Credit

 By Gregg Semanick-New Jersey‘s IRS Spokesperson If you did not qualify or did not receive the maximum amount for the 2008 Economic Stimulus Payment you may be entitled to a Recovery Rebate Credit when you file your 2008 tax return. …

Woodbridge To Hold Elections For Fire Budgets, Commissioners

WOODBRIDGE—On Saturday, Woodbridge Township’s fire districts will hold elections for commissioners and budgets. In Woodbridge Fire District No. 1, Commissioner Ken Gardner is running for re-election against Ken Horvath. The proposed budget is $7,682,360 with $5,915,123 to be raised through…

Cicarell Tournament Preview

By Jim Whelan This week starts the Frank Cicarell Union County Boy’s Basketball Tournament. Here are this year’s top seeds: 1. St. Patrick’s is looking to defend their title. Since 1993, St. Pat’s has been a mainstay in the county…

Children’s Ghost Night At Historic Tavern

RAHWAY — The Merchants and Drovers Tavern Museum Association (MDTMA) will be hosting a children’s Ghost Night at the Tavern on Saturday, Feb. 28, beginning at 6:30 p.m.   All children from ages 6 through 14 are invited to step back…

School Board Candidacy Deadline Approaching

TRENTON—Citing challenges facing public education in the state, the president of the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) recently urged eligible citizens to consider serving on their local boards of education. Candidates have until 4 p.m., Monday, March 2 to…

Sibling Prodigies In Concert

CLARK—On Sunday, March 1, the Polish Cultural Foundation will present Ania and Piotr Filochowski, an accomplished brother and sister pair of violin prodigies. The Filochowskis are currently studying at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City under the…

THE UN-COMFORT ZONE with Robert Wilson

What’s Pushing Your Buttons? What motivates you?  That’s the question I’d like to ask in this inaugural column on motivation.  Are you motivated by fame, fortune or fear.  Or is it something deeper that fans the flames inside of you. …