Looking Back At 2008’s Successes

By Joseph Vas As 2008 quickly comes to an end, and with the holidays upon us, it is important that we give thanks for all that we have been able to achieve. There is no doubt that the tough economic…

The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving – Madison Elementary School fifth graders Hannah Smythe, Christina Kallinosis, Bridget Kneisel and Emily Beenders decorate the Rahway school’s “Giving Tree,” which is part of an annual campaign for Toys for Tots. Madison School works with…

Gaining Muscle Strength

by Dan Felix, CFT The human body is a very reluctant living organism. It doesn’t want to change. It doesn’t casually add muscle mass or strength. It doesn’t casually tap into its body fat reserves. And, believe it or not,…

Making Holiday Memories

Making Holiday Memories – New Jersey artist Lloyd Garrison has prepared a pair of new holiday cards featuring paintings of the area. Walt’s, pictured above, was a favorite hang out for Rahway and Linden residents in the 1950s and 60s,…

O Christmas Tree, are you eco-friendly?

by Michele S. Byers, Executive Director, New Jersey Conservation Foundation For many people, it’s not Christmas without a tree.  Many of these same folks care about the environment enough to wonder:  “What’s the most eco-friendly Christmas tree?”  Finding the greenest…

NJ Schools Violate Laws

STATE—The American Civil Liberties Union found that 196 New Jersey jurisdictions acted in violation of federal, state and constitutional laws forbidding schools from asking for immigration status or Social Security numbers to register. The organization identified six Union County school…

“Australia” – Out of Down Under – 2 & ½ popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic  Bent on achieving a mystical aura at every turn yet too rarely magical, Baz Luhrmann’s colorful, would-be epochal “Australia” is a bargain basement cross between “Out of Africa” (1985) and any number of cattle…

A Historical Holiday Celebration in Clark

CLARK – The Dr. William Robinson Plantation House and Museum is opening their doors for the holiday season this weekend. On Saturday, Dec. 6, from noon to 5 p.m., they will have a blacksmith demonstrating “The Art of Blacksmithing”, hearth…