New Jersey Among America’s “Most Stressed” States

STATE—Residents of New Jersey may be some of the most stressed-out people in America, new research from the University of Cambridge (UK) suggests. The findings appear in a new study which reveals how the personalities of people in the USA…

Senior Olympics Set To Open Saturday

WOODBRIDGE—Mayor John E. McCormac, along with representatives from the New Jersey Senior Olympic Committee, Senior Olympians and gold medalists, competing senior athletes, and world-class Olympic competitors and sport champions, will open the 2008 New Jersey Senior Olympic Games at 10…

YMCA Announces Program To Fight Childhood Obesity

PERTH AMBOY—The Raritan Bay Area YMCA will offer a new after-school program, Healthy U, to children in local YMCA after-school sites in Perth Amboy to help fight childhood obesity. The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey’s Healthy U program is a…

First Thursdays Fun

  First Thursdays Fun—Con Los Campesinos, a music group from Perth Amboy, New Jersey performed in front of The Arts Guild of Rahway on Irving Street earlier this month as part of Rahway’s First Thursdays event. Spectators enjoyed Spanish Caribbean…

Starting the School Year

  Starting the School Year—Saint John the Apostle School, in Clark, welcomed the arrival of the new Pre-K class for the 2008-2009 school year this week.  For four year olds, the school offers the option of a five-day morning program…

Second Place Finish

Second Place Finish – Linden’s 13-14 year old team won second place in the Tri-County League, made up of teams from Union, Essex and Middlesex counties. Pictured from left to right are Coach E. Mack, Alex Ciprian, Coach Dwayne Crespo,…

Early Perth Amboy History

By Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY-In honor of Perth Amboy’s 325th Anniversary here is some early history of the city. This column is from material given to me a while back by readers Rose (Tarloski) and Jerry Celecki: Perth Amboy…

Pension Reforms Delayed!

By Michael M. Shapiro On June 23, the New Jersey State Legislature enacted several reforms to the state’s pension system which are still awaiting Gov. Corzine’s signature to make them into law. The reforms include raising the retirement age from…