Landmark Church Gets New 27-Ton Steeple

ELIZABETH – Last week, the Old First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth turned a page in history when two giant cranes hoisted a brand new steeple, weighing roughly 27 tons, to the building’s summit. Local leaders attended a public ceremony marking…

Newly-Renovated Iselin Branch Library Re-Opens

ISELIN—The Iselin Branch Library has re-opened its doors after the completion of interior renovations and the installation of new lighting. As a result of the two-month renovation project, the Iselin Branch Library is more “reader-friendly” and easier to navigate than…

Rahway Man Pleads Guilty To Home Invasion Robbery

TRENTON – A Rahway associate of the so-called “Route 35 Crew,” which was responsible for a series of bank robberies and other robberies from August 2006 through November 2007, pleaded guilty Monday to committing a home invasion robbery in Allentown,…

Craft Show Prize Winner

Craft Show Prize Winner—The Linden recreation day camps held their annual craft show on Tuesday, Aug. 5, at the Gregorio Recreation Center. The day camp first place winner was Al Kalla Park. Olivia Cornwell shows off Simba from their park…

Elizabeth’s Night Out Against Crime

Elizabeth’s Night Out Against Crime—Elizabeth Idol Contest winner Giulianna Vierra sang the National Anthem to open Elizabeth’s 25th National Night Out Against Crime event on Aug. 2. Photo by Tom Gallagher.

One on One Champs

One on One Champs—Linden Recreation recently sponsored a one on one basketball competition. Pictured above are winners Billy Bourgoin, Ondya Morgan and T.J. Santiago.

Summer Fun

Summer Fun – Campers compete in a watermelon-eating contest at Clark Recreation’s summer camp last month.

Will Councilman Hsing Decide the Seventh District Race?

By Michael M. Shapiro The Seventh Congressional District in New Jersey is one of the most hotly-contested races in the state and throughout the country this year. This is due, in part, because Assemblywoman Linda Stender narrowly lost to Congressman…