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…

Send Us Your Campaign Photos

  Go to a Barack Obama rally? Seen Gov. Sarah Palin out on the campaign trail?  Have you spotted local candidates in your town? Are you attending any ‘Meet Ups’ and rallies?  As the fall presidential campaign heats up and…

Fall Arrives At Hehnly

  Fall Arrives At Hehnly—The signs of autumn and Halloween are abound at F.K. Hehnly School in Clark. Here, several students from Mrs. Wisniewski’s first grade class show off their newly purchased pumpkins. “My Mom and I are going to…

Back to School Night

  Back to School Night—On Monday, Oct. 6, Rahway High School hosted its annual Back to School night.  Parents of high school students met with teachers, counselors, extracurricular advisors and administrators, while several students volunteered their time to make the…

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…