Jersey Jobless Fund Going Broke

STATE – An increasing number of claims is rapidly draining the fund that bankrolls unemployment benefits in New Jersey, raising the unwelcome prospect that taxpayers will be required to provide a cash infusion. According to the state Labor Department, businesses…

South Amboy Celebrates Christmas

South Amboy Celebrates Christmas—South Amboy held their annual Holiday Tree Lighting on Friday, Dec. 5, in the Transit Plaza.  DJ Tony “G’” was playing the Christmas tunes and different children’s groups provided Christmas caroling. South Amboy Fire Department and South…

Linden’s Holiday Celebration

LINDEN—Linden’s Holiday Celebration took place on Friday, Dec. 5, in front of City Hall. Approximately 400 people came to greet Santa, who came down Wood Avenue on a fire truck.

Colonia Choirs Host Winter Wonderland Event

COLONIA – The combined choirs of Colonia High School will hold their annual “Winter Wonderland” event on Saturday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the high school cafeteria. A $10 pay-one-price admission for children includes a visit…

Cold Weather Kicks Emergency Shelter System Into High Gear

ELIZABETH—When Union County residents are in need of emergency shelter, services are available to help. The 24-hour Homeless Assistance Hotline takes calls at 908-756-6061, every day of the week. “If you know of someone in need, please let them know…

Santa Makes An Early Stop In Linden

Santa Makes An Early Stop In Linden—Santa Claus arrived in Linden’s 8th Ward for an early visit on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the 8th Ward Community Center. Councilwoman Michele Yamakaitis hosted the event where the children received free pictures, goodie…

Don’t Be Lulled By Low Gas Prices

By  Michael M. Shapiro It was only six months ago that gas prices were setting records in the United States, topping off near $4.00 per gallon.  In recent weeks, they have steadily and significantly decreased to the point that gas…