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…

Santa Steps Up For Scholarship Fund

LINDEN —Linden Presbyterian Church, 1506 Orchard Terrace, will hold the fifth annual lunch with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 13 from noon to 2 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the church’s Albert Johnston Memorial Scholarship Fund. Lunch with Santa will include…

How Well Do You Know The Christmas Story?

SCOTCH PLAINS—In these days when you are viewing pageants and receiving cards that tell the Christmas story, challenge yourself and join in at the Willow Grove Church Adult Forum to learn what parts of the traditional story really appear in…

Zarinsky Dead On 50th Anniversary Of Officer’s Murder

BRIDGETON—Accused serial killer Robert Zarinsky, of Linden, died at South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton on Friday, Nov. 28 — exactly 50 years after the murder of Rahway Police Officer Charles Bernoskie. Zarinsky, 68, was serving a life sentence for…

Hero Cop Remembered

RAHWAY—On Friday, members of the Policeman’s Benevolent Association Local 31 dedicated a memorial to Rahway Police Officer Charles Bernoskie at the site where he was killed 50 years ago. The monument on the corner of West Milton and St. Georges…

Good Riddance, Zarinsky

If there is a hell, accused serial killer Robert Zarinsky is burning there right now. Zarinsky died at South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton on Friday, Nov. 28, 50 years to the day after he shot and killed Rahway Police…