Fire Dept. Open House

LINDEN—The Linden Fire Department will be conducting an open house at the new Firehouse No. 2 at St. George Avenue and DeWitt Terrace on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All Linden residents are welcome and are…

Spooks & Scholars: Haunted Higher Education In NJ

CINCINNATI, Ohio—A visit to these haunted colleges and universities throughout the Garden State may not be for the faint of heart. L’Aura Hladik chronicles over thirty spooky New Jersey spots including libraries, restaurants, and hotels in her new book, “Ghosthunting…

IRS Offers Tax Credit to Aid First-Time Homebuyers

MOUNTAINSIDE— First-time homebuyers should begin planning now to take advantage of a new tax credit included in the recently enacted Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008. Available for a limited time only, the credit:   Applies to home purchases…

Freeholders To Approve $31.1 Million In Borrowing

UNION COUNTY – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is expected to approve $33.4 million bond ordinance to construct a stairwell at the county courthouse and make various other improvements to county property. A public hearing and final reading…

NJCU Softball Coach To Be Inducted Into Carteret Hall Of Fame

CARTERET—New Jersey City University head softball coach Bridgette Quimpo will become the first female inducted into the Carteret High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 25, as part of that school’s second induction ceremonies. Quimpo, a four-year, three-sport…

Health Department Warns: Be Wise About Antibiotic Use

STATE—As cold and flu season approaches, Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) Commissioner Heather Howard cautions against the misuse of antibiotics.  Antibiotics only help infections such as pneumonia, meningitis, strep throat, and some ear and sinus infections when these…

Community Access Unlimited Team Walks The Walk

ELIZABETH—Dozens of walkers braved the elements Saturday, Sept. 27, to take part in the 2008 Community Access Unlimited (CAU) Ira Geller Walk-A-Thon to help the agency’s ongoing mission of supporting people with disabilities.  CAU members, staff, friends and representatives of…