More Memories Of The Woodbridge Golden Bears & 1970s Businesses

By Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE—I received this information from John Trosko III after my 2007 columns on the Woodbridge Golden Bears: “I recently read your articles about the Golden Bears and Greyhounds football teams. My father played for both teams…

Vella Trial Begins Next Week

ELIZABETH—A close political associate of Mayor J. Christian Bollwage will begin a criminal trial in federal court with jury selection starting Monday, Jan. 12 before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton. Ray Vella, 32, of Elizabeth, owner of…

Special Delivery

  Special Delivery—Solymar Herrera, daughter of Edith Fass and Antonio Herrera of Perth Amboy, was the first baby of the New Year born at Raritan Bay Medical Center. Solymar, the couple’s fourth child, arrived at 12:44 a.m. on Jan. 1,…

Fallen Firefighter Remembered At Funeral

ELIZABETH – More than 1,000 firefighters and law enforcement officers assembled for Monday’s funeral for Elizabeth firefighter Gary Stephens. The 28-year veteran was struck by a fire truck after he responded to an early-morning call on Jan. 2. Firefighters from…

South Brunswick Official Named To Replace Crabiel

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – County Democrats have chosen South Brunswick Deputy Mayor Carol Barrett to replace the late David B. Crabiel on the county Board of Chosen Freeholders. A special convention was held Sunday at East Brunswick Vo-Tech High School to…

Man Driving Stolen SUV Killed In Collision

CARTERET – An 18-year-old Carteret man driving a stolen SUV was killed when the vehicle collided head-on with a tractor trailer early Saturday morning, authorities said. Dwain Allen was driving south in the northbound lane of Industrial Avenue early Saturday…

Former PTA Treasurer Charged With Theft

LINDEN – A former Linden PTA treasurer has been charged with stealing approximately $8,000 of the organization’s money, officials from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office say. Dawn Wagner, 38, has been charged with one count of theft and one count…

Celebrate In The Garden State!

STATE—The Central Jersey Democratic Leadership Committee is hosting an Inaugural Ball at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge from 6-11 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20 to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama as America’s 44th president. Tickets are priced at…