“Getting The Oscars All Wrong”

  By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic  By now you’ve been inundated with Oscar picks. It has become a full-fledged pastime, a key component of that unofficial holiday between St. Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day. No one is without…

Winter Sledding & Elizabeth Trolleys

by Diane Norek Harrison ELIZABETH-This came in a letter from Marilyn Thorne: “Dear Ms. Harrison, I’ve been enjoying reading ‘Remembering The Past’ in the Clark Patriot for some time now. Here’s a fond memory of mine of winter days when…

United Way Searches For Hometown Heroes

MILLTOWN—The United Way of Central Jersey is seeking nominations of outstanding volunteers who have shown extraordinary dedication and creativity in helping their neighbors and community to honor as Hometown Heroes. Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 27. Awardees who most exemplify…

Getting Back On Our Feet

By Assemblyman Joseph Vas With each New Year, we must take stock of past accomplishments and turn our sights to future challenges. There is no doubt that our economy is struggling, and if past history is an indicator for New…

Tax Tip Of The Day: What's New?

 By Gregg Semanick-New Jersey‘s IRS Spokesperson Before you sit down to do your taxes, check out the latest changes.  Recent tax changes are posted on the IRS.gov Web site; in the Form 1040 instruction booklet; or, IRS Publication 17, Your…

Councilwoman’s Sister Alleges Discrimination

ELIZABETH—The city council president’s sister has filed a lawsuit in federal court charging officials in the administration of Mayor J. Christian Bollwage with racial discrimination. Linda J. Perkins filed charges in 2005 complaining that Community Development Program Director Susan Ucci…