Winter Sledding & Elizabeth Trolleys

by Diane Norek Harrison ELIZABETH-This came in a letter from Marilyn Thorne: “Dear Ms. Harrison, I’ve been enjoying reading ‘Remembering The Past’ in the Clark Patriot for some time now. Here’s a fond memory of mine of winter days when…

County, Non-Profits Explore Ways To Meet Demand As Funds Dwindle

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – The nationwide economic meltdown has led to increased demand for all types of social services. At the same time, however, federal and state funding for these services is decreasing as a result of budget cuts. County officials…

United Way Searches For Hometown Heroes

MILLTOWN—The United Way of Central Jersey is seeking nominations of outstanding volunteers who have shown extraordinary dedication and creativity in helping their neighbors and community to honor as Hometown Heroes. Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 27. Awardees who most exemplify…

Happy Valentines Day And More From "Enterprising South Amboy"

By Diane Norek Harrison SOUTH AMBOY-In 1942, at O’Connor’s Confectionary, which was located at 142 North Broadway had a card shop assortment for Valentine’s Day. In the 1960s, while attending St. Mary’s Grammar School, a member of each class had…

Getting Back On Our Feet

By Assemblyman Joseph Vas With each New Year, we must take stock of past accomplishments and turn our sights to future challenges. There is no doubt that our economy is struggling, and if past history is an indicator for New…

Tax Tip Of The Day: What's New?

 By Gregg Semanick-New Jersey‘s IRS Spokesperson Before you sit down to do your taxes, check out the latest changes.  Recent tax changes are posted on the IRS.gov Web site; in the Form 1040 instruction booklet; or, IRS Publication 17, Your…

Councilwoman’s Sister Alleges Discrimination

ELIZABETH—The city council president’s sister has filed a lawsuit in federal court charging officials in the administration of Mayor J. Christian Bollwage with racial discrimination. Linda J. Perkins filed charges in 2005 complaining that Community Development Program Director Susan Ucci…

O’Leary Announces Assembly Run

SOUTH AMBOY –This week, John O’Leary announced his bid to represent the 19th Legislative District in Trenton. The South Amboy mayor will challenge assemblymen Joseph Vas and John Wisniewski for the Middlesex Democratic Committee’s endorsement on March 25. But O’Leary was…