Mayor, Assemblyman Lead Election Forum

EDISON—On Friday, Oct. 3, The Wardlaw-Hartridge School hosted a forum on the upcoming presidential election. Edison Mayor Jun H. Choi, a Democrat, and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Union County) addressed the Upper School students and parents.   Choi focused on the campaign of…

Elizabeth Man To Run Marathon For Daughter

ELIZABETH—Michael LaMorte of Elizabeth will be running the ING New York City Marathon on Nov. 2 for his one-year-old daughter, Olivia Grace.  “My daughter is the bravest baby I know,” LaMorte said.  “At the ripe age of three months, she…

YMCA Plans Halloween Celebration

RAHWAY—On Friday, Oct. 24, the YMCA of Eastern Union County, Rahway Branch will be having “Halloween at the Y.”  From 7-9 p.m., wear your costume and participate in games, activities, dancing, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts and healthy snacks. Attendees…

Corzine Approves Toll Increase

STATE – Gov. Jon Corzine approved the latest plan to raise tolls on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway, which will fund a host of transportation projects, last week. The revised plan will raise tolls Parkway tolls from…

South Amboy Honors Police, Firefighters, Volunteers

by Diane Norek Harrison SOUTH AMBOY—The Pete Kenny Association, along with the Middlesex County Emerald Society, held Police, Fire and Volunteer Day on Oct. 12 at the Blue Moon Café on Broadway. South Amboy police officers Patrolman Matt Barcheski, Patrolman…

Order A Side Of Support For Hospital

CLARK – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway will benefit from a community fundraiser sponsored by the Windsor Diner in Clark on Monday, October 27 from 5-9 p.m. The event “And a Side of Support” will donate a portion…

Collection Of Hope

  Collection Of Hope—Shruti Nadkarni of Edison, a freshman at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison, spent her summer vacation conducting a food drive for Hands of Hope for the Community, an Edison-based food pantry/soup kitchen. Nadkarni set her goal of…

Soehl School Plans Pajama Drive

LINDEN—Joseph E. Soehl Middle School and the 21st Century Community Learning Center After School Program will start collecting new pajamas for their third annual pajama drive. Pajamas will be collected throughout the month of October. All donations will be distributed…

Former Congressman Dies At 77

WEST CALDWELL—Matthew J. Rinaldo, who represented New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives for twenty years, has died. He was 77.  Rinaldo, who was born in Elizabeth, won an open House seat in 1972 when Florence Dwyer retired.  The…