Preserving Open Space In Woodbridge

By Mayor John McCormac I am pleased to report that the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders recently approved the purchase of two tracts of undeveloped land in Woodbridge Township as part of Middlesex County’s and Woodbridge Township’s open space…

Past Perth Amboy Around The Raritan Bay

By Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY—This is from my own material dated 1920: The Perth Amboy Dry Dock Company, with W. Parker Runyan, president and Charles D. Snedeker, secretary and treasurer, was incorporated in 1887, and developed from a marine…

Quijano Picked To Replace Cohen In Assembly

MOUNTAINSIDE – Attorney Annette Quijano narrowly edged out Elizabeth Councilwoman Patricia Perkins-Auguste to replace former Assemblyman Neil Cohen in a special election held Tuesday. Cohen, who represented a district which includes Elizabeth, Kenilworth, Roselle and Union Township, resigned last month…

Roselle And Linden Consider Merging Fire Departments

ROSELLE—Roselle Mayor Garrett Smith introduced a plan at last week’s Borough Council Workshop Meeting that calls for Roselle and the City of Linden to study a potential shared service agreement for fire services. “What I’m asking us to do is…

Alleged Drug Supplier Arrested In Colombia

ELIZABETH – Colombian authorities arrested the reputed final member of one of Union County’s most notorious drug rings last week, and local authorities are working on his extradition to the United States. Alejandro Cleves, 28, was arrested in Colombia on…

Freeholders Offer Tips To Avoid Scams, Save Money On Gasoline

UNION COUNTY – Union County residents can get big savings on gasoline by practicing safe driving habits, according to the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. “You may have heard that moderate driving is more fuel-efficient, but the actual results…

Leading Member Of “Route 35 Crew” Admits 13 Robberies

TRENTON – One of the two principal members of the so-called “Route 35 Crew” pleaded guilty last Thursday to committing 11 armed bank robberies and two other robberies between November 2006 and August 2007, U.S. Attorney Christopher J. Christie announced.…