Rahway Celebrates Season

RAHWAY—The city’s annual holiday tree lighting will take place this Friday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. at City Hall Plaza. There will be music and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. City residents are asked to donate one non-perishable…

Thanksgiving Is Top Day For Home Cooking Fires

In 2006, Thanksgiving Day topped the charts once again as the peak day for home cooking fires. According to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports, there were 1,400 home structure fires involving cooking equipment that year, which is more than…

Students Come Together To Fight Human Trafficking

ELIZABETH—“Minga”, roughly translated, is a word used in South America that means “a community coming together to work for the benefit of all”. A group of students at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth has come together as a “Minga”, saying “yes”…

Sayreville Preserves Last Borough Farm

SAYREVILLE – The borough has purchased the development rights to Dieker’s Farm, preserving the future of the last farm in Sayreville. Jim and Jeanne Dieker have been working since 2003 to make sure that the farm would be preserved. “It’s…

Corzine Announces Plan To Temporarily Reduce Municipal Pension Contributions

ATLANTIC CITY – Gov. Jon Corzine announced a plan to help municipalities facing a short-term budget crunch at last week’s New Jersey League of Municipalities conference. Counties and municipalities would be able to defer half of next April’s payment into…

Report Says Linden Chemical Facility Is Among Nation’s Most Dangerous

WASHINGTON, D.C.—New Jersey is home to five of the nation’s most “dangerous” chemical facilities, according to a report released last week. Security experts identify the chemical plants as potential terrorist targets. Each of the 101 chemical facilities identified by the…

Linden Names New Schools Superintendent

LINDEN—Rocco G. Tomazic was approved as the next Superintendent of the Linden Public Schools, effective Jan. 1, at the Nov. 17 meeting of the Linden Board of Education. Tomazic is currently the assistant superintendent in the district. The current superintendent,…

Puerto Rico Discovery Day Honorees

Puerto Rico Discovery Day Honorees – On Nov. 16, the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development Puerto held its Puerto Rico Discovery Day celebration. This year’s award recipients were members of the Senior Aide Program: Carmen “Millie” Diaz, who received…