Poll Shows Lance Has Small Lead Over Stender

STATE – A new Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey poll shows that state Sen. Leonard Lance (R-Clinton Township) holds a small lead over Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-Fanwood) in the race for the 7th District U.S. House seat that is currently held…

Elizabeth Girl Competes For Pageant Title

ELIZABETH—Sophie Litos of Elizabeth was recently selected to participate in Nationals’ 2008 Miss Pre-Teen Newark pageant competition on Oct. 18. Litos will be competing, for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed…

Linden Plans Halloween Activities

LINDEN—With the Halloween season just around the corner, the Linden Recreation Department and the 2008 Linden Halloween Committee are gearing up for the many activities they have planned for Linden’s young residents.  From the 59th annual Halloween Parade to the…

“Taste of Woodbridge” Promotes Local Cuisine, Causes

WOODBRIDGE – The 1st annual “Taste of Woodbridge” proves it’s possible to eat, drink, be merry. . . and support your local community non-profits. The 17-vendor food and beverage showcase is set for Friday, Oct. 10 from 6-10 p.m. at…

Fire Dept. Open House

LINDEN—The Linden Fire Department will be conducting an open house at the new Firehouse No. 2 at St. George Avenue and DeWitt Terrace on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Linden residents are welcome and are…

Spooks & Scholars: Haunted Higher Education In NJ

CINCINNATI, Ohio—A visit to these haunted colleges and universities throughout the Garden State may not be for the faint of heart. L’Aura Hladik chronicles over thirty spooky New Jersey spots including libraries, restaurants, and hotels in her new book, “Ghosthunting…

IRS Offers Tax Credit to Aid First-Time Homebuyers

MOUNTAINSIDE— First-time homebuyers should begin planning now to take advantage of a new tax credit included in the recently enacted Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. Available for a limited time only, the credit:   Applies to home purchases…

Freeholders To Approve $31.1 Million In Borrowing

UNION COUNTY – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is expected to approve $33.4 million bond ordinance to construct a stairwell at the county courthouse and make various other improvements to county property. A public hearing and final reading…

NJCU Softball Coach To Be Inducted Into Carteret Hall Of Fame

CARTERET—New Jersey City University head softball coach Bridgette Quimpo will become the first female inducted into the Carteret High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 25, as part of that school’s second induction ceremonies. Quimpo, a four-year, three-sport…