County Holds First-Ever Online Auction

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – For the first time, Middlesex County will hold its annual auction of cars, heavy equipment and office and computer supplies online. The online auction replaces the traditional in-person auction the county has held in years past. Freeholder…

Corzine Announces Sweeping Ethics Reform Package

TRENTON – Gov. Jon Corzine delivered an ethics reform package Wednesday that he says will promote ethical and fiscal responsibility. The governor originally promised to make a commitment to a more open, honest and accountable government during the 2005 campaign.…

Toss Up: Corzine or Christie?

By Michael M. Shapiro Gov. Corzine may have an upside down 40%-51% approval rating; however, he is still in a dead heat with current United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Chris Christie, in a hypothetical matchup for…

Morgan’s Past

by Diane Norek Harrison SAYREVILLE-In 2007, I received an email from Morgan resident Frances Drake asking me if I had any past information on the Morgan section of Sayreville. She was writing a paper for a class at Rutgers University.…

“Ghost Town” – A Haunting Comedy – 3 popcorns

  by Michael S. Goldberger, film critic The effervescent reincarnation of a romantic comedy sub-genre that’s been haunting silver screens ever since “Topper” (1937), David Koepp’s “Ghost Town” does its spectral predecessors proud. You know the deal. A cynic can…

Don’t Fuel The Fire: Fire The Arsonists

By Jeff M. Wilson Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson along with Federal Reserve Board Chariman Ben Bernanke offered to solve all of the current Wall Street credit problems. Their solution, Congress remits to them a blank check payable for $700 Billion.…

Rahway Paralegal Admits Roll In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

NEWARK – A paralegal for a New Jersey attorney who conducted real estate closings in connection with a fraudulent scheme involving NJ Affordable Homes, Corp. (NJAH), a purported real estate investment company, pleaded guilty Tuesday to falsifying loan documents which…

Act Now To Protect New Jersey Families

by Arthur Londensky Unprotected high-rise buildings in New Jersey pose serious risks of loss of life, injury and economic strain for thousands of New Jersey residents and firefighters. Recently, the Department of Community Affairs passed on proposed high-rise fire sprinkler…

Elizabeth Memories: Elmora Avenue In The 1950s

  by Diane Norek Harrison ELIZABETH-Here are some great memories from Elizabeth resident Barbara Bebert Evers:  “Dear Diane, Here are a few of my memories of growing up on Elmora Avenue. The avenue has changed a lot since the 1950s.…