South Amboy Plans To Honor Fallen Solider

SOUTH AMBOY – Community members are working to build a monument to honor the memory of Army Sgt. Benjamin L. Sebban, who was killed in Iraq last year. The idea originally came from members of American Legion Post 62, but…

Linden Senior Commits To Play For St. Joseph’s

LINDEN – A Linden High School basketball star has made a non-binding commitment to attend St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. David Bruce, a 6-foot 9-inch 210-pound senior, averaged 15 points and 12 rebounds per game for the Tigers. During his…

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…