Transportation Safety Remains A Concern

By Assemblyman Joseph Vas With the new school session quickly approaching, and the increase of drivers on the road as a result, the one issue that stands out in my mind is Transportation Safety. While I know there is a…

Union County Lawmaker Resigns During Child Porn Investigation

TRENTON – Longtime state Assemblyman Neil Cohen (D-Union) resigned Monday. Cohen is currently the subject of a child pornography investigation, though as of Monday no charges had been filed. Cohen has reportedly been in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation since…

Eagle Scout Completes Food Pantry To Earn Rank

CARTERET—On Saturday, July 12, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held for The Partners Against Hunger Food Bank, located in the basement of the Iglesia de Dios church located at 712 Roosevelt Avenue in Carteret. The food pantry is a cooperative…

Armed Robbers Strike Quick Chek

LINDEN – Police are searching for three young men who robbed a West Elizabeth Avenue convenience store early Monday morning. According to police, the three men entered the store at 6 a.m. At least two of them were carrying black…

Governor Signs Law Promoting Organ Donation

TRENTON – A new law signed by acting Gov. Richard Codey last week will soon force all New Jersey residents getting a driver’s license to consider becoming organ donors. The NJ Hero Act also makes New Jersey the first state…

Elizabeth Man Sentenced To 60 Years For 2006 Slaying

ELIZABETH – A 40-year-old Elizabeth man was sentenced to 60 years in state prison for stabbing a 33-year-old man to death outside a Linden bar in 2006. Superior Court Judge Jospeh Donohue sentenced Carlos Gutierrez on Friday, July 25. Gutierrez…

Perth Amboy To Celebrate 325th Anniversary

PERTH AMBOY—Mayor Wilda Diaz has announced that the City of Perth Amboy is celebrating the 325th anniversary of its charter (1683-2008) in style. “From now through the end of the year, we have a huge variety of programs and activities…