Curriculum Changes Aimed At Improving Driver Safety

TRENTON – Citing the need to better educate new drivers who may have hit their first “bump in the road,” New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sharon A. Harrington unveiled a newly overhauled Probationary Driver Program (PDP) curriculum today.…

Remembering Briggs Chevrolet

By Diane Norek Harrison SOUTH AMBOY—With the demolition of the famed Briggs Chevrolet building during the week of Oct. 7, I cleaned out more of my folders. Besides being a car dealership, Briggs sponsored many race cars through the years.…

Rahway Woman Charged With Kidnapping Elizabeth Girl

RAHWAY – Friday, a Rahway woman was charged with first-degree kidnapping for allegedly abducting a three year old girl from an Elizabeth thrift store last week. Eyvonne Alexander, 54, was arrested on Oct. 16 following a frantic five-hour search for…

Carteret Qualifies For $25 Million In DEP Grant Funds

CARTERET—Mayor Daniel Reiman joined with Councilwoman Susan Naples this week to announce that the borough has qualified for $1.6 million in New Jersey DEP funds for environmental work performed at the Carteret Waterfront Park. An additional $73,000 in N.J. D.E.P.…

Inexperienced UCC Owls Have Scott Optimistic

by Jim Whelan Coach Joe Scott was very optimistic during the 2007-2008 season. With a veteran team and some new talent, Scott believed that the Union County College Owls could have been atop of the ECAC DIII Juco’s. Offense was…

Woodbridge Hosts Halloween ‘Hauntings’

WOODBRIDGE—Mayor John E. McCormac and the Municipal Council announced a township-wide line-up of Halloween ‘happenings’ and ‘spooktacular’ spectacles guaranteed to keep ‘ghosts and goblins’ of all ages in the Halloween spirit. McCormac noted that Woodbridge – New Jersey’s oldest township…

Award-Winning Band

Award-Winning Band—The Rahway High School Marching Band was recently awarded first place for music and fifth place overall at the United States Scholastic Band Association Yamaha Cup competition held at Giants’ Stadium on Oct. 11. Pictured above are members of…

Fire Officials Educate Students About Safety

EDISON— Lt. Scott Boland and firefighter Dan Maurath spoke to students from Wardlaw-Hartridge’s Lower School on Tuesday, Oct. 7, to educate them about fire safety. The assembly was organized by teacher Ellen Ritz. Maurath and Boland reminded the students to…