Former Perth Amboy Mayor Dies

PERTH AMBOY – Former Perth Amboy Mayor and state Assemblyman George Otlowski died Monday at Raritan Bay Medical Center. He was 97. The lifelong Democrat presided over Perth Amboy from 1976 to 1990. Otlowski won his first elected office in…

Firefighters Plan Cancer Research Fundraiser

WOODBRIDGE—Woodbridge Township Firefighters Association IAFF Local 290 is planning a charity event this weekend in conjunction with St. Baldrick’s to raise money for childhood cancer research and show solidarity with young cancer patients. The firefighters got involved in this cause…

PAL Plans All-Star Basketball Event

LINDEN—On Friday, March 20, the Linden Police Athletic League will be holding an all-star event at Linden High School, located at 121 W. St. Georges Avenue. The Linden P.A.L. All Stars featuring “The Hoop Wizard” Jack Ryan and Linden P.A.L.…

War Of Words: Is Nature Still Relevant?

by Michele S. Byers, Executive Director of the New Jersey Conservation Foundation. It is a sad sign of how far we’ve become removed from the natural world that even our language is shifting away from biology and toward technology. The…

19th Century Linden

by Diane Norek Harrison LINDEN-This comes from my own research dated 1923: In 1865 Ferdinand Blancke, a prosperous restaurant proprietor in New York, purchased a large tract in and around what is now the borough of Linden and began to…

Tax Tip Of The Day: Tax Benefits For The Disabled

By Gregg Semanick-New Jersey‘s IRS Spokesperson There are several tax credits and benefits available to qualifying taxpayers with disabilities as well as to the parents of disabled children. For information on tax credits and benefits available to the disabled, see…

St. Patrick’s Day Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY- Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Division No. 3 and Ladies’ Auxiliary Ancient Order of Hibernians (A.O.H.) held their annual ball and card party on Monday evening, April 2, 1923 in the new auditorium. Music was…