Starting the School Year

  Starting the School Year—Freeholders Rick Proctor (left) and Chester Holmes present Paula Braxton with a resolution congratulating her on becoming the new principal of Rahway High School and on being the first African-American graduate of the school to return…

Polish Cultural Foundation Plans Harvest Festival

  CLARK—The Polish Cultural Foundation in Clark will present the annual Polish Harvest Festival on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. There will be plenty of Polish ethnic food available as well as cash bar. Music by D.J. Jaroslaw Kaczynski…

Rahway YMCA Offers Free Memberships To 7th Graders

RAHWAY—Most children begin to formulate habits that continue into adulthood in the seventh grade.  In an effort to promote life-long wellness practices, the YMCA of Eastern Union County, Rahway Branch is offering all Rahway, Carteret and Linden seventh grade students…

Unico Announces 2nd Annual Italian Feast

CLARK—The Clark chapter of Unico recently announced that the second annual Italian American Feast will be held this fall in Clark. The event will be held for three days during the Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 10-12, in the parking lot…

Remembering the Past: Raritan Township Schools

By Diane Norek Harrison EDISON-This is from my own material dated 1882 when Edison Township was known as Raritan Township: Although the allotment of a portion of the common lands for the benefit of schools is evidence of the interest…

Remembering the Past: Readers’ Memories

RAHWAY-Before I begin my column, I would like to make a correction. In my July 10 column I had “Mary Haines delivered milk to the area.” It was my typo and should have read Marty Haines. (This has been corrected…

The Olympics Masked China’s Disdain for Human Rights

By:  Michael M. Shapiro The Beijing Olympics will be remembered for the stellar performances of Olympic athletes, from Michael Phelps to Usain Bolt.  It will also be memorialized for its top-flight athletic facilities and venues.  What may not be remembered,…

Lautenberg: “Duty” To Party?

STATE – New Jersey Republicans found little humor in a comment Sen. Frank Lautenberg apparently intended as a joke while being interviewed at the Democratic National Convention this week. During an ABC World News segment about parties hosted by lobbyists,…