Counting Union County’s Homeless

UNION COUNTY—He sat on the brown steel folding chair getting a haircut, a trim that held with it the hope of finding a job. He didn’t move, his face expressionless. Never did he imagine he would ever be homeless. But…

Legal Services Programs Are Going Broke

EDISON – A lawyer-supported fund that pays for legal aid for poor clients is nearly broke and threatens the future of New Jersey’s Legal Services programs, officials said last week. According to Melville D. Miller, Jr., president of Legal Services…

Clark Mayor To Be Honored At Temple’s Casino Night

CLARK—Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah will honor Clark Mayor Mayor Sal Bonaccorso on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the temple’s Grand Casino Nite. The annual event, which begins at 8 p.m., transforms the synagogue into an Atlantic City style-gaming operation, featuring blackjack,…

Distinguished Scholars

  Distinguished Scholars—Three seniors at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth were named “Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars” for 2009. Each of the three has exhibited both outstanding academic and leadership qualities during their years at the academy. Honored were Steffanye Barragan…

Perth Amboy Church Promotes Purity

PERTH AMBOY – Cathedral International, located in Perth Amboy, will hold a Celebration of Purity on Sunday, Feb. 8.  Each year the historic church offers the True Love Waits program in both its Perth Amboy and Asbury Park locations. True…