Carteret Announces Planned Street Upgrades

CARTERET—Mayor Daniel J. Reiman and Councilwoman Iris Colon, chair of Public Works, have announced that approximately $910,000 has been earmarked for local road improvements. The funds will be provided through the town’s capital fund, which is also comprised of monies…

Weekend Festival Promotes Local History

CLARK – Next Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18-19, you can experience the rich history of Union County as you travel back in time during “Four Centuries in a Weekend, 2008.” The annual heritage festival, sponsored by the Union County Board…

Another South Amboy Landmark Demolished

  Another South Amboy Landmark Demolished—The remains, as of Oct. 9, of the famous South Amboy Briggs Chevrolet building which was located on Main Street for many years. It later became Multi-Care Ambulance Service and has been empty for years.…

“Religulous” – Nothing Sacred – 3 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic  It’s no secret that a good portion of comedian Bill Maher’s career has been devoted to questioning the world of spiritualism, from debunking obvious scam artists to challenging the very nature of the First…

Pain Planned In Perth Amboy

PERTH AMBOY—A $532 tax hike for the average homeowner and the elimination of 27 municipal jobs are among the sacrifices called for in the Perth Amboy municipal budget proposed by Mayor Wilda Diaz. The layoffs and tax hike efforts to…

Lawmakers Look To Help Residents With Energy Costs

TRENTON – Assembly Democrats said ominous signs regarding winter fuel bills, looming cold weather and the global economic crisis simply re-emphasize the need to help low-income seniors and disabled persons pay gas and utility bills. The lawmakers are sponsoring a…

Shush!…There’s A Senate Race Going On In NJ

STATE—With the general election just weeks away, more than two-thirds of New Jersey’s likely voters (71%) have not heard of, or have no opinion of, former Congressman Dick Zimmer, the Republican nominee for New Jersey’s U.S. Senate seat. According to…

Students Let Their Imaginations Soar

Students Let Their Imaginations Soar—Frank Buglione, superintendent of the Rahway Public Schools, visited all of the city’s elementary schools dressed as an astronaut this week to promote reading. He challenged the students to read a total of 75,000 books during…