Soldier Visits St. Mary’s

ELIZABETH—Sgt. James Russo of the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, based at Fort Dix, visited St. Mary’s High School on Thursday, Nov. 6, to talk to the students about Veterans Day and what it means to serve in the military. Russo…

Sister Donna Celebrates 50 Years

CLARK—Sister Donna Marie O’Brien celebrated her 50th anniversary as a member of the Caldwell Dominican Order during the weekend of Oct. 12. St. John the Apostle Church held a special liturgy at Sunday noon Mass with a reception to honor…

Learning About Lifesaving Technology

How many times have you noticed something on a wall of a public place called a ‘Defibrillator’ or ‘A.E.D.’? I did notice one in the Anthony Amalfe Community Center here in Roselle and being a retired L.P.N., I did know…

YMCA Receives “Quickball” Equipment

PERTH AMBOY—The Raritan Bay Area YMCA has been chosen by the Cal Ripken Foundation to receive Quickball Stadium Equipment. This new and innovative athletic program was invented by brothers Chris and Keith Mackie of Winston-Salem, N.C. to make baseball more…

Winter And Christmas Memories

By Diane Harrison CLARK-Here is a winter memory from Kimberly Cooper Ramalho: “One fond memory I have of winter in Clark, is one year we had huge snowstorm that kept us out of school for days. My sister, brother and…

Edison Police Will Be Equipped With Ballistic Shields

EDISON—Last week, Police Director Brian Collier and Mayor Jun Choi announced a local law enforcement initiative to provide Edison police officers and the township residents they serve with the necessary tools to swiftly respond to acts of violence. The Edison…

My Aching Back

By Dan Felix, CFT One of the most common ailments I see in clients is back pain. Pain in the lower to middle back can mean many things. Most back pain is muscle injury or soreness but some pains can…

Remembering the Past: Thanksgiving Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY/WOODBRIDGE—The much talked about Woodbridge High School football team made its first appearance in Perth Amboy on Thanksgiving Day, 1930. They came full of vim, vigor and vitality and without considering the feelings of local…

NJ Increases Funding For Home Heating Assistance Programs

NEW BRUNSWICK—Last week, Gov. Jon S. Corzine announced an $88 million increase in state and federal funding that will be aimed at helping struggling New Jerseyans keep their homes heated this winter. Last year, LIHEAP (the Low Income Home Energy…