Castro Earns Degree

NEW YORK, N.Y—Carmen E. Castro from Port Reading was among the students of The Art Institute of New York City to be awarded degrees by Dean David Moughalian on June 22.

Union County GOP Open House

WESTFIELD—Union County Republican Chairman Phil Morin invites party members to an open house at the new Union County Republican Party Headquarters at 425 North Avenue East in Westfield on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Vas Denies Latest Corruption Charges

NEWARK – Assemblyman Joseph Vas (D-Perth Amboy) was back in court last week for an arraignment on a federal indictment filed last month. The embattled lawmaker pleaded not guilty to the charge of circumventing the contribution limits and reporting requirements of federal campaign-financing law.

Community Meeting Addresses Recreation Improvements

PERTH AMBOY—The city will hold a Public Meeting concerning future recreation improvements around the former tennis court building at Sadowski Park which was destroyed by fire. The neighborhood and general public is welcome to attend and to provide suggestions for recreation improvements.