Remembering the Past: Memories Of The Area

by Diane Norek Harrison RAHWAY—Here are some 1980s memories from Rahway resident Derron Palmer: “I remember buying Italian Ice at Truppa’s on Winfield Street, eating at the Foursome Diner, the summer sidewalk sales and the Fourth of July bicycle races…

Teen Shot After Cop Hit With Stolen Minivan

ELIZABETH—A city police officer shot an Elizabeth teen last week as the youth tried to run him over with a stolen minivan, authorities said. The teen hit another officer with the vehicle, police said. The 16-year-old was seen driving a…

New Leader Hopes To Unify Linden Democrats

LINDEN – Former Councilman Charles Crane narrowly won election as Linden’s Democratic Party chairman last week. He defeated councilmen Derek Armstead and Eugene Davis, who also sought the post which became vacant when Edward Kologi stepped down in June.

Elizabeth Murder Suspect Gets Retrial

ELIZABETH – The retrial of Elizabeth murder suspect Gary Suttle began last week. Suttle, 44, allegedly killed a 60-year-old woman named Lois Zukowitz. Police discovered Zukowitz’ body lying in a pool of blood on the floor of her apartment on…

Woodbridge Continues Quality Of Life Violations Crackdown

WOODBRIDGE – Woodbridge Township Mayor John E. McCormac announced last week that the ongoing township-wide Code Enforcement Task Force and Inspection Program targeting property maintenance, trash & debris and non-conforming and/or illegal housing has resulted in the issuance of more…

Hospital Foundation Announces Annual Fashion Show & Luncheon

RAHWAY—“RWJUH Rahway Foundation’s Fashion Show Committee is busy planning its 19th annual event” said Peggy Ann Nicora, Fashion Show Committee chairman, adding that the committee invites community members to join with them, board members, physicians and hospital staff on Saturday,…

Clark Synagogue Program Promotes Healthy Living

CLARK—Temple Beth Or, Beth Torah has announced a new outdoor program of fitness and health, which draws on modern day nutritional guidelines and spiritual and historic precedents. According to Cantor Steven Stern, who helped organize the group’s kick-off event on…

Vas Pay-To-Play Reform May Be Repealed

PERTH AMBOY – City council members are considering taking steps to introduce three new pay-to-play ordinances to replace the pay-to-play and ethics reform package approved in the final days of Mayor Joseph Vas’ administration. According to Council President Peter Jimenez,…