Great Beds Lighthouse & Other Perth Amboy Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY—Some businesses that were in Perth Amboy in 1943 included Cher Radio, Dolly Dress Shop, Fine’s Dress Shop, Label Youth Center, Lady Fair Salon, Linoleum and Carpet Factory outlet, Miller’s Beauty Shop, and Olstowski Studio…

Revised Linden Budget Nears Approval

LINDEN – City Council members approved a slightly revised $92.4 million 2008 budget last week, a month after rejecting a proposed $92.6 million budget. It would increase taxes by $277.55 for the average city homeowner. The latest budget, which passed…

Police Make Arrests In Rahway Home Burglary

RAHWAY – Police arrested three men Friday who were charged with burglarizing a Midwood Drive home. Twenty-seven year-old Fords resident Brian Jenkins was arrested after he jumped from the home’s second floor landing, Lt. Joseph Simonetti said, while members of…

Blood Supply Dangerously Low

STATE—New Jersey Blood Services (NJBS), a division of New York Blood Center, is issuing a public appeal for blood due to critically low supplies in area hospitals. New Jersey Blood Services, which supplies blood services and products to 60 hospitals…

Local Communities Plan Independence Day Celebrations

MIDDLESEX COUNTY— Local communities throughout Middlesex County are planning concerts, festivals and fireworks displays to celebrate Independence Day. Sayreville will celebrate on Saturday, June 28, with a festival and fireworks at Kennedy Park, 820 Washington Road. The festival will run…

Celebrate Independence Day In Linden

LINDEN – The city will host several fun and free events this holiday weekend at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade on North Wood Avenue across from Linden City Hall. On Friday, July 4 at 7 p.m., enjoy the sounds of…

Linden High School Seniors Earn Diplomas

LINDEN – On Friday, June 20, Linden High School held commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2008. Linden High School seniors Ainsly Berngan, Carol Benaderet, Leslie Carcamo, and Rachel Cordena all are ready for graduation. Photo by Christine Hudak, Linden…

Elmora Youth League Troopers Win Cup

ELIZABETH—For the first time since 2000, the Elmora Youth League won the city’s annual Mayor’s Cup Tournament. Each year, all star teams from the city’s three youth baseball organizations – the Elmora Youth League, North Elizabeth League and Elizabethport League—play…