Remembering the Past: South Amboy Sports Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison SOUTH AMBOY-“CROSS RIVER CASEYS TO GIVE FIGHT TO HOLY CROSS TEAM” On Jan. 5, 1925, The South Amboy Knights of Columbus basketball team went into action at St Mary’s gym against the South Amboy Holy Cross…

Outgoing Mayor Proposes Ethics Reform Package

PERTH AMBOY—Mayor Joseph Vas and Councilman David Szilagyi unveiled a pay-to-play and ethics reform package at last week’s city council meeting. The package includes an ordinance to prohibit so-called “pay to play” campaign donations by developers and city contract seekers…

Police Make Arrests In 2006 Murder

ELIZABETH – Police have made five arrests following a nearly two-year investigation into the fatal beating and stabbing of a 29-year-old man in Elizabeth. The five suspects – three adults and two juveniles – were taken into custody on June…

Clark Girls Softball Completes 2008 Season

CLARK—Clark Girls Softball League (CGSB) wrapped up the 2008 season in 100 degree heat with the annual year end picnic on Sunday, June 8, at the Deutscher Club in Clark. Featherbed Lane School allowed CGSB the use of their pool…

Union County Pools Open for Summer Swimming

UNION COUNTY—The Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal is ready to open the county’s two public swimming pools. The Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool located in Rahway River Park, St. George’s Avenue in Rahway, will be open for…

Citizens Receive Emergency Response Training

RAHWAY—The newest members of Rahway’s Community Emergency Response Team have successfully completed a training program conducted by the Rahway Police Department. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area…

Benedictine Academy Graduates Class Of 2008

ELIZABETH—“I am proud to introduce Benedictine Academy’s 93rd class of graduates…” declared Associate Principal Kenneth Jennings, as the forty-one young women turned to face guests at Saint Catherine of Siena Church in Hillside at the Academy’s commencement ceremony on Thursday…