Senate Approves Amtrak Funding Authorization

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate voted 74-24 to approve legislation boosting funding to improve and expand intercity passenger rail in New Jersey and across the nation last week. The bills, authored by Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), will increase funding…

Clark Fire Department Plans Open House

CLARK—The Clark Fire Department will be hosting an open house on Saturday, Oct. 4, from noon to 5 p.m. at its fire headquarters located at 250 Broadway. Fire Chief Robert Venturella enthusiastically said, “This event builds upon our 2005 Open…

Obama Increases Lead Among NJ Voters

ATLANTA, Ga. – Strategic Vision, LLC, an Atlanta-headquartered public relations and public affairs agency, announced the results of a three-day poll of 800 likely voters in New Jersey on Oct. 1.  The poll showed that the Obama/Biden ticket leads McCain/Palin…

Who’s Going To Bail Us Out?

By Michael M. Shapiro The federal government’s proposal to spend approximately $700 billion to bail out financial institutions drowning in the sub-prime mortgage mess raises the issue of whether such a bailout should be taking place.   It would seem that…

Elizabeth Poet Featured On NJN Program

STATE – An Elizabeth poet will be featured on the season premiere of NJN’s “State of the Arts.” The episode airs on Friday, Oct. 17 at 8:30 p.m., with a rebroadcast on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 11:30 p.m.  In the…

Edison Scholars Commended

EDISON – Three seniors at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison have been named Commended Students in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are Krishna Chandrasekaran and Manish Kewalramani of Edison, and Sahil Zubair of Scotch Plains.  

Prosecutor Releases City Gang Data; Mayor Objects

ELIZABETH – Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow released data highlighting the city’s gang problem last week – a problem that Mayor Chris Bollwage has refused to admit exists. In September, Romankow criticized Elizabeth for the high number of unsolved murders…

NJ Legislators Split As Wall Street Bail Out Fails

WASHINGTON, D.C.—New Jersey congressmen split 7-6 in voting against the $700 billion Wall Street bail out plan proposed by the Bush administration in the wake of a nationwide mortgage crisis, which triggered bank failures and a diminutive stock market crash…