BOSTON – Though most polls are showing the New Jersey governor’s race to be dead even between incumbent Democratic Governor Jon Corzine and former U.S. Attorney and Republican challenger Chris Christie, a new poll by Suffolk University signals that Corzine (42 percent) leads comfortably over Christie (33 percent), with independent Chris Daggett trailing with 7 percent.
LINDEN—John Brek, 55 of Linden, has been charged by state authorities with making threats against President Obama, receiving stolen property, and possession of hollow point bullets, but he may also face criminal complaints in federal court.
NEW BRUNSWICK—A 30-year-old man died after apparently being shot in New Brunswick early Friday morning.
CLARK—The Clark chapter of Unico held its third annual Italian American Feast during the three-day Columbus Day weekend. The feast offered Clark area residents the chance to their favorite Italian foods, rides, games, novelty vendors, entertainment, raffles and so much more.
RAHWAY—Rahway Middle School students in Ms. Rodriguez’s Spanish classes celebrated World Day on Writing.
CLARK—Clark Recreation has teamed up with Central Jersey Skate shop in Edison to introduce a fall skateboard program. This clinic ran for two Saturdays at the new Esposito Skateboard Park on Madison Hill Road.
CLARK—Senior Jessica Rusin is the recipient of Arthur L. Johnson High School’s Crusader Award for October.
PERTH AMBOY-In 1937, New Raritan Bar and Grill and Nite Club at 375-377 State St. featured Vaudeville Headliners in a Gala Halloween Show. There was smooth dancing and rapid-fire entertainment.
CAMDEN—New Jersey City University sophomore midfielder KATLIN VARGO (Edison, NJ/Union Catholic) netted her 12th goal of the year, and the Gothic Knights outshot the host Scarlet Raptors, 19-6, en route to a 1-0 victory over Rutgers University-Camden on Saturday.