Rahway Plans Health Fair & Community Day

RAHWAY—The City of Rahway Health Fair and Community Day will be Sunday, Oct. 19, starting at 10 a.m. Come and receive free screening and information on many health issues. Screenings offered includes, blood pressure, vision, hearing, oral cancer, cholesterol, glucose,…

NJ Republicans Call For Sales Tax Holiday

TRENTON – Republican lawmakers proposed a 50 percent reduction in the state sales tax this holiday season, saying it would help consumers and retailers in a worsening economy. The plan is backed by business advocates, including the National Federation of…

President’s Job Approval Marks Hit A New Low; Congressional Job Performance Ratings Fall To 9%

UTICA, N.Y.—The mood of Americans has fallen sharply this month as the economy becomes an even greater concern among likely voters deciding for whom to vote in the November presidential election – even as President George W. Bush’s job approval…

Mayor, Assemblyman Lead Election Forum

EDISON—On Friday, Oct. 3, The Wardlaw-Hartridge School hosted a forum on the upcoming presidential election. Edison Mayor Jun H. Choi, a Democrat, and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (R-Union County) addressed the Upper School students and parents.   Choi focused on the campaign of…

Elizabeth Man To Run Marathon For Daughter

ELIZABETH—Michael LaMorte of Elizabeth will be running the ING New York City Marathon on Nov. 2 for his one-year-old daughter, Olivia Grace.  “My daughter is the bravest baby I know,” LaMorte said.  “At the ripe age of three months, she…

YMCA Plans Halloween Celebration

RAHWAY—On Friday, Oct. 24, the YMCA of Eastern Union County, Rahway Branch will be having “Halloween at the Y.”  From 7-9 p.m., wear your costume and participate in games, activities, dancing, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts and healthy snacks. Attendees…

Corzine Approves Toll Increase

STATE – Gov. Jon Corzine approved the latest plan to raise tolls on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway, which will fund a host of transportation projects, last week. The revised plan will raise tolls Parkway tolls from…

South Amboy Honors Police, Firefighters, Volunteers

by Diane Norek Harrison SOUTH AMBOY—The Pete Kenny Association, along with the Middlesex County Emerald Society, held Police, Fire and Volunteer Day on Oct. 12 at the Blue Moon Café on Broadway. South Amboy police officers Patrolman Matt Barcheski, Patrolman…

Order A Side Of Support For Hospital

CLARK – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Rahway will benefit from a community fundraiser sponsored by the Windsor Diner in Clark on Monday, October 27 from 5-9 p.m. The event “And a Side of Support” will donate a portion…