County Budget Calls For Tax Increase

UNION COUNTY – The Freeholder Board introduced a $437.7 million budget last week which calls for an average $68 increase per household in county taxes. Mandated costs, such as salaries, health insurance and pensions had largely contributed to a $26…

Elizabeth Voters Re-Elect Incumbents

ELIZABETH – Four-term Mayor Chris Bollwage easily defeated political newcomer Edward Bryant Koon in Elizabeth’s Democratic primary. Bollwage won by more than 3,000 votes, 4,896 to 1,815 according to unofficial totals. Koon, a senior officer at the Union County Juvenile…

South Amboy Selects Developer For Waterfront Site

SOUTH AMBOY—An Ocean Township-based real estate development company was recently named redeveloper for 50 acres of the South Amboy waterfront. The site, which is currently owned by Reliant Energy, has significant soil and water contamination. While four outdated oil fired…

County Acquires Hungarian Club Property Through Open Space Program

CLARK—Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada, Freeholder Nancy Ward, and Clark Mayor Sal Bonaccorso announced Monday that Union County has reached an agreement to purchase the American-Hungarian Citizens Club and its grounds, totaling .77 acres, for $625,000 through the Union County…

Carteret To Receive State Funds For Waterfront Redevelopment

CARTERET—Last week, Mayor Dan Reiman, representatives from the state Department of Environmental Protection and local stakeholders formally signed Carteret’s Waterfront Brownfields Development Agreement. The agreement will allow for up to $5 million annually in state funds in brownfields remediation along…

Linden Workers Walk To Save Lives

LINDEN—On May 17, Infineum USA L.P. employees, family members and Linden neighbors walked to save lives at the 2008 American Heart Walk. Infineum employees joined other walkers from the area to raise funds which will help support American Heart Association’s…

Rahway Hosts Special Olympic Day

RAHWAY—It may not have been in downtown Beijing, but on Friday, May 16, downtown Rahway was its own Olympic Village. The Rahway Recreation Center hosted the sixth annual Olympic Day for Special Needs Children. Over 70 athletes from Rahway’s elementary…

Kudos To Clark Squad

Kudos To Clark Squad—Recently, the Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad was recognized by NJ Blood Services (NJBS) for its exceptional dedication to saving lives. By hosting blood drives over the past 25 years, the squad is responsible for collecting over 4,200…

Elizabeth Resident Receives Nursing Excellence Award

Elizabeth Resident Receives Nursing Excellence Award—At a reception during the annual observance of National Nurses Week, Trinitas Hospital presented its Excellence in Nursing Practice Award for Nursing Assistants to Patricia “Tiny” Alicea, of the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU). Alicea…