Remembering the Past: Thanksgiving Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY/WOODBRIDGE—The much talked about Woodbridge High School football team made its first appearance in Perth Amboy on Thanksgiving Day, 1930. They came full of vim, vigor and vitality and without considering the feelings of local…

NJ Increases Funding For Home Heating Assistance Programs

NEW BRUNSWICK—Last week, Gov. Jon S. Corzine announced an $88 million increase in state and federal funding that will be aimed at helping struggling New Jerseyans keep their homes heated this winter. Last year, LIHEAP (the Low Income Home Energy…

New Jersey Democrats In Trouble

By Michael M. Shapiro New Jersey Democrats are basking in the glory of a solid national Democratic showing; however, closer to home, the prospects for this coming election are currently not looking rosy. They have good reason to be concerned.…

Holiday Heroes

Holiday Heroes—Local heroes, retired Army veteran Thomas Dresdner, Cpl. Denise Handibode and retired Air Force Colonel, Ray Shepherd helped ShopRite Partners In Caring deliver their annual Thanksgiving turkey donation to the Community Food Bank of NJ on Veteran’s Day.

Veterans Remembered

Veterans Remembered — In honor of Veterans Day, the Pettit Davis Funeral Home presented a framed display of military medals and honors to American Legion, Post 5 of Rahway. Pictured left to right are Bill Disney, a US Marine Corps…

Veterans Day Visit

Veterans Day Visit – This spring, children at the Woodbridge Child Care Center in Avenel collected school supplies for children in Afghanistan. These gifts were distributed by Army Captain Ian A. Cairns of Edison, who was stationed in Afghanistan with…

Remembering Our Veterans

Remembering Our Veterans—The Sacred Heart Catholic War Veterans Post 578 held their annual Veterans Day remembrance on Nov. 11 at Sacred Heart cemetery on Johnsons Lane in the Parlin section of Sayreville. Names were read of those buried in the…