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…

New Affordable Housing Law Will Have Long-Term Benefits

By Assemblyman Joseph Vas Next week, the Legislature will return to Trenton to continue tackling many of the important issues facing New Jersey. Like my colleagues, I have no intention of resting on the laurels of our recent accomplishments of…

“Elegy” — Sings of Love and Death — 3 & ½ popcorns

  By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic After seeing a bevy of summer blockbusters the movie equivalent of cigarette-smoking teenagers exchanging profanities in a littered 7-11 parking lot, director Isabel Coixet’s “Elegy” seems an artistic oasis. At last, a quiet…

New Jersey Prepares for Tropical Storm Hanna

TRENTON – The Corzine Administration in conjunction with The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM) today issued a reminder that New Jersey residents and visitors should remain prepared for storm-related emergencies with the approach of Tropical Storm Hanna. NJOEM,…

Colonia Man Pleads “Not Guilty” In Cop’s Death

NEW BRUNSWICK—A 23-year-old Colonia man wept and pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter during his arraignment before a Superior Court judge last week. Sean McGuirk is charged in the death of Perth Amboy police officer Thomas Raji, who was fatally…

Carteret Council Expands Sewer Rebate Program

CARTERET—Mayor Dan Reiman joined with Public Works Commissioner Iris Colon last week to announce that the borough’s popular “Senior Sewer Rebate” program has been expanded to include veterans and disabled residents. Through the program, qualifying residents may apply for a…