Jail Guards Indicted For Assaulting Prisoner

ELIZABETH – Two Union County jail officers who allegedly assaulted a prisoner are now under indictment. Officer Alvin White, 34, is accused of punching Edwin Reyes and breaking the inmate’s jaw on July 15. Sgt. Eric Williams, 41, allegedly slapped…

State Official Encourages Winter Weather Preparedness

WEST TRENTON—Colonel Rick Fuentes, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police and director of the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, is encouraging all New Jersey residents to prepare for winter weather. As such, New Jerseyans are strongly encouraged to…

“Cadillac Records” – Spins a Moving Saga – 3 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic If the Oscar qualification read “Best Performed Classic Song” rather than “Best Original Song,” then Beyonce Knowles would be in line for an Academy Award. Playing Blues/Rock firebrand Etta James in Darnell Martin’s “Cadillac…

December Memories From Around The Area

By Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY-This is from material given to me for my column: On Dec. 15, 1978, Holy Spirit School held their Christmas Program. Here are the songs sang with teachers names: Grade 1- Melody of Christmas Songs-Poem,…

Sayreville & Edison Voters Split On School Bond Referenda

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – Sayreville voters approved a $2.2 million bond referendum to complete renovations at Sayreville War Memorial High School last week, while Edison voters rejected a $57.8 million proposal that would have funded a new elementary school and renovations…

Storyteller Celebrates Chanukah at Clark Temple

CLARK—Professional storyteller Rivka Willick will perform Chanukah stories for adults at the Dec. 15 meeting of the sisterhood of Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah in Clark. A short business meeting will precede the program, which starts at 8:30 p.m. Willick creates…

Church Plans Christmas Friendship Dinner

PORT READING – The annual Christmas Friendship Dinner at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Port Reading will again serve neighbors and friends a full holiday dinner from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Christmas Day. Since 1992, the Christmas Friendship…

IRS Offers Tips for Year-End Donations

MOUNTAINSIDE— Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind several important tax law provisions that have taken effect in recent years. One provision offers older owners of individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) a different way to give to…

Give Your Computer a Great Christmas Gift

C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S Formula Has Your Computer Humming With Joy, Says NJ Computer Expert MARLTON—With the holiday season bursting around us, you won’t forget family and friends when buying gifts. But what about your computer, that neglected best buddy that serves and…