Special Delivery

  Special Delivery—Solymar Herrera, daughter of Edith Fass and Antonio Herrera of Perth Amboy, was the first baby of the New Year born at Raritan Bay Medical Center. Solymar, the couple’s fourth child, arrived at 12:44 a.m. on Jan. 1,…

Fallen Firefighter Remembered At Funeral

ELIZABETH – More than 1,000 firefighters and law enforcement officers assembled for Monday’s funeral for Elizabeth firefighter Gary Stephens. The 28-year veteran was struck by a fire truck after he responded to an early-morning call on Jan. 2. Firefighters from…

Man Driving Stolen SUV Killed In Collision

CARTERET – An 18-year-old Carteret man driving a stolen SUV was killed when the vehicle collided head-on with a tractor trailer early Saturday morning, authorities said. Dwain Allen was driving south in the northbound lane of Industrial Avenue early Saturday…

Former PTA Treasurer Charged With Theft

LINDEN – A former Linden PTA treasurer has been charged with stealing approximately $8,000 of the organization’s money, officials from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office say. Dawn Wagner, 38, has been charged with one count of theft and one count…

Celebrate In The Garden State!

STATE—The Central Jersey Democratic Leadership Committee is hosting an Inaugural Ball at the Grand Marquis in Old Bridge from 6-11 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20 to celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama as America’s 44th president. Tickets are priced at…

Corzine’s Secret Cuts Prompt Lawsuit

STATE—Gov. Jon Corzine says that the deficit in this year’s budget is much larger than $1.2 billion previously identified by State Treasurer David Rousseau. Consequently, Corzine will be cutting the current state spending plan of $32.9 billion by a staggering…

NJ Is Tops In Taxes

STATE—Seven counties out of the top 10 in the country with the highest property tax rates are in New Jersey. The same tabulation showed that Garden State homeowners paid the highest property taxes in 13 out of the nation’s 20…