Clark Halloween Memories

By Diane Harrison CLARK-Happy Halloween! Here are some memories from Kimberly Cooper Ramalho: “Diane, I thought your column was really cute. It was great to read the memories of those who lived in my town, Clark, and those neighboring towns…

Lance Dance or Stender Spender?

Congressman Mike Ferguson survived a challenge from Democratic Assemblywoman Linda Stender two years ago by deluging local television with the chant, “Stender is a Spender”—which was fundamentally false and unfair because Ferguson was behind the expenditure of many trillions of…

Democratic ‘Redevelopment Experts’ Cling to Kennedy

RAHWAY—Six Democrats seeking election to the City Council next month are each calling themselves “Rahway’s Redevelopment Expert” in their campaign material, in a brazen attempt to latch on to the considerable good feeling in the city over Mayor James Kennedy’s…

Investors Savings Bank Collects Toys

STATE—Many used plastic toys are tossed aside when they show little signs of wear and are still in good working condition. Those used toys could be given a second chance, especially by needy children who do not have parents capable…

“City of Ember” – Not Quite the Living End – 2 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic A post-apocalyptic primer on government corruption, the PG-rated “City of Ember” is more astute than wowing. Bright children will appreciate the sarcastic validation of what they’ve already suspected. Whereas adults might be moved to…

Corzine Outlines Economic Stimulus Plan

TRENTON – Gov. Jon Corzine outlined a plan to address the local effects of the global economic crisis in an address to a joint session of the Legislature on Oct. 16. The speech was carried live by NJN and is…

Vas Calls For Corporate Tax Reforms

PERTH AMBOY – Citing newly released unemployment numbers, Assemblyman Joseph Vas said now is a vital time to amend and reform New Jersey’s antiquated and restrictive corporation business tax laws. Vas, the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee chairman, noted…

Rahway Republicans Run In Five Of Six Wards

RAHWAY—Republicans running in five of the city’s six wards say city council Democrats have failed to provide proper oversight of the administration of Mayor James Kennedy. In particular, GOP challengers say Kennedy was wrong to allow Peter Pellisier to double-dip…