Legal Services Programs Are Going Broke

EDISON – A lawyer-supported fund that pays for legal aid for poor clients is nearly broke and threatens the future of New Jersey’s Legal Services programs, officials said last week. According to Melville D. Miller, Jr., president of Legal Services…

Clark Mayor To Be Honored At Temple’s Casino Night

CLARK—Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah will honor Clark Mayor Mayor Sal Bonaccorso on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the temple’s Grand Casino Nite. The annual event, which begins at 8 p.m., transforms the synagogue into an Atlantic City style-gaming operation, featuring blackjack,…

Distinguished Scholars

  Distinguished Scholars—Three seniors at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth were named “Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars” for 2009. Each of the three has exhibited both outstanding academic and leadership qualities during their years at the academy. Honored were Steffanye Barragan…

Perth Amboy Church Promotes Purity

PERTH AMBOY – Cathedral International, located in Perth Amboy, will hold a Celebration of Purity on Sunday, Feb. 8.  Each year the historic church offers the True Love Waits program in both its Perth Amboy and Asbury Park locations. True…

An Ancient Art Form

  An Ancient Art Form—Beginning on Feb. 2, students at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison have been celebrating “World Languages Week” with unique activities which support an appreciation for diversity, global interconnection and cultures and traditions. On Monday, students focused…

Lesniak Private Education Bill Stalled

ELIZABETH—Legislation that would have diverted $360 million away from public schools has run into a brick wall in Trenton, says one of the lawmakers who crafted the bill. Sen. Raymond Lesniak, who sponsored the tuition tax credit bill to implement…

Scutari Wants Longer Terms, Fewer Elections

STATE – State Sen. Nicholas Scutari wants New Jersey lawmakers to have longer terms. The Union County Democrat proposed a measure calling for state senators to stand for election every five years. Currently, they are elected in a 10-year cycle…

New Providence Looks To Settle Some Scores

By Jim Whelan Tiger Woods coined the phrase, “If I am not getting better, than I’m getting worse.” New Providence head boys basketball coach Art Cattano can relate, having the same philosophical approach to his team and the game of…