Elementary Students To Mark 100th School Day

RAHWAY—Students at Madison Elementary School in Rahway are preparing for a celebration of the 100th day of the school year on Feb. 18. The 100th Day Celebration signifies that primary students have learned to recognize and count to 100.  The…

Tax Tip Of The Day: Choose Tax Preparer Wisely

 By Gregg Semanick-New Jersey‘s IRS Spokesperson The IRS encourages taxpayers to do their homework when selecting a tax preparer.  Choose a tax preparer wisely; in the same manner you would select a doctor or lawyer.  Find out the fees before…

Scotch Plains Hopes To Defend State Title

By Jim Whelan When people asked Scotch Plains head basketball coach Dan Doherty last year about how good his squad would be in the upcoming 2007-2008 season, with confidence the coach said “Yeah, we are going to be good.” Scotch…

Tax Tip Of The Day: Deduction Available for Educators

 By Gregg Semanick-New Jersey‘s IRS Spokesperson The Educator Expense Deduction allows teachers and other educators to deduct the cost of books, supplies, equipment and software used in the classroom based on their receipts.  Eligible educators include those who work at…

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…

Renovated Fords Library Re-Opens

FORDS—The Fords Branch Library re-opened its doors Friday after the completion of interior renovations and the installation of new lighting.  As a result of the two-month renovation project –funded through a gift to the Woodbridge Public Library – the Fords…

Abraham Lincoln In Life And In History

By Michael P. Riccards On Feb. 12, 2009, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln will be marked by the nation.  Lincoln is by mostly all accounts considered the greatest of our presidents, having led the United States…