“The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” – Dressed for Nightmares – 3 & ½ popcorns

  By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic  If a reincarnated Aesop were inclined to pen a parable about the Holocaust, odds are it would resemble “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.”  The story of an eight-year-old German boy, circa 1943,…

Memories From Around Woodbridge

by Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE—Here are some memories from reader Lillian Sawyer: “Back in 1917-1918, there was an Orthopedic Hospital for Servicemen on New Dover Road. The injured men were brought to the facility from the Colonia Train Station. They…

Breakfast With Santa

CARTERET – The Carteret Boy Scout Troop will hold its third annual breakfast with Santa on Dec. 6 at the American Legion, 1155 Roosevelt Avenue, from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets $7 each and include breakfast, a photo with Santa,…

Edison Announces Holiday Celebration

EDISON—The township’s 20-foot live blue spruce Christmas tree will be lit in a special ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 2. The celebration will begin at 7:30 p.m. in front of the Heritage at Clara Barton, Amboy Avenue and 3rd Street, Edison.…

A Hypothetical Corzine v. Christie Matchup: Battle of the Titans

By Michael M. Shapiro Will Gov. Corzine decide not to seek re-election and instead serve in the Obama administration in some capacity?  Will Chris Christie decline to seek the governorship or will he lose in a Republican primary?  A betting man…

Ribbon Winning Riders

  Ribbon Winning Riders—Kathleen Shelley, 13, and Briana Baptiste, 12, both of Summit, and Jesse McCormick, 9, of Rahway, display ribbons earned for their first performance in a Watchung Mounted Troop horse riding show. Shelley received a second place red…

Christmas And Winter Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison RAHWAY—Here are some Christmas and winter memories from former Rahway resident Charles Knight, a member of Rahway High School class of 1965: “Diane, My best memories of Christmas in Rahway were the candlelight services held on…

Making Holiday Memories

Making Holiday Memories – New Jersey artist Lloyd Garrison has prepared a pair of new holiday cards featuring paintings of the area. This painting showcases modern-day Cranford. Garrison says that the image brings back memories of the old-time towns. “They…